Environmental Care


We recognise we have a responsibility to care for the natural environment while we pursue our business goals. Climate change is a growing concern among our customers, investors, and our own people. Furthermore, environmental legislation is emerging in countries where we manufacture and sell our products, so it is important that we strive for continuous improvement in this area.

Our approach

Our approach is to operate our business efficiently and responsibly while improving care and outcomes for patients. We measure key environmental metrics, including waste management, recycling and water usage, and publicly report on these metrics. As part of our eco-efficiency strategy, we have established collaborative teams to work on a range of topics, including sustainable packaging, bioplastics and 3D printing recycling. We believe that by investing in these initiatives, we can be more innovative and more successful in the long term.

All of our environmental disclosures and metrics can be found in our most recent Annual Report.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Green Award Winner

Green Award

This year’s green award was presented to Ella Meisel, who worked on an initiative to recycle additive manufacturing waste (3D printing) from our onsite lab.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Planting Days in Auckland New Zealand

Planting days Auckland

This year, we hosted two planting days at our Auckland site. Around 60 volunteers planted 540 native trees.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Green Award Winner

Children’s day

Children of our Mexican manufacturing team were invited on site to view their parents’ workplace in action.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - Beehives on site

Beehives

The biodiversity green team has installed three beehives on our Auckland site. The honey is served in our onsite cafeterias. 
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Planting Days in Auckland New Zealand

Fun run

Employees participated in a family 3k running event in Tijuana to encourage health and wellbeing.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - Electric Vehicle Event

Electric vehicles

We hosted two showcase events where 13 different models were on display or available for test drives. The number of employee owned electric vehicles grew from 4 to 23 during the year (NZ).

Beach clean up

151 team members from our Mexican team recently attended a beach clean up day, where they collected 156kg of rubbish.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Mexican team sponsor over 50 children in Tijuana

Casa Hogar La Gloria

Our Mexican team sponsored over 50 children at this home for at-risk and vulnerable children in Tijuana. 
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - Auckland Campus Clean Up

Clean up

We ran two clean up events during the year, removing over 547kg of waste from the area around our Auckland campus.
Solar panels at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare offices

Solar panels

In 2018, we installed an additional 40 kilowatts to our current solar panel array, bringing the total system to 110 kilowatts.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare team in Mexico join students for a planting day

Planting days Mexico

A joint Fisher & Paykel Healthcare team and local high school students planted 56 trees in the local area, ending the day with fun activities and a competition.
Surplus furniture from Mexico office donated to school in Tijuana

Upcycling furniture

Surplus office furniture from our Mexican office was donated to a local primary school in Tijuana.