Our commitment goes beyond innovating quality products
Our tools aim to improve the health of at-risk populations so people can focus on living their lives, supporting their families and contributing to society. But it’s not just about our products. We are also focused on the direct and indirect impacts our operations have on the environment. At Vestergaard, we continue to challenge ourselves through ever-greater commitments to responsible and sustainable practices.
Vestergaard has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2006. Each year, we report our progress in implementing the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are focused on ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
At the beginning of 2021, Vestergaard became a Certified B Corporation®. Certified B Corporations aim to balance purpose and profit and are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.
As an industry, we distribute over 100,000 tons of plastic polymer-based long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to the world each year. But the disposal of these nets at the end of their life cycle presents an environmental challenge.
Another issue donor organisations face is the raw material cost of polymer, which is constantly oscillating.
We believe recycling can reduce the environmental impact of bednets and ensure they can be made cost effectively.
Vestergaard’s exploration of innovative solutions ranging from the use of biodegradable plastics to the recycling and upcycling of polyester materials is ongoing.
We are passionate about transforming lives. For more than two decades, our products have contributed to the near-eradication of diseases like Guinea worm and sleeping sickness.
Reducing our footprint matters. See our sustainability reports for our progress in reducing the impact of our business operations and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
As an industry, we distribute over 100,000 tons of plastic polymer-based LLINs to the world each year. Our rPET project is an opportunity to recycle our nets when they reach the end of their life.