Dentsply Sirona has proudly been recognized by Newsweek’s Ranking as one of “America's Greenest Companies 2024.” The ranking identified the leading 300 U.S. companies based on their environmental sustainability efforts.
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, was recognized as one of America’s Greenest Companies 2024 by American news magazine Newsweek and market data research firm Plant-A Insights Group. The award recognizes Dentsply Sirona’s impact and commitment to driving sustainability as a fundamental part of its strategy to transform dentistry and improve oral health globally.
Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group selected the top 300 companies in collaboration with GIST Impact, a leading impact data and analytics provider, by conducting research and analysis of public sustainability data from organizations with a minimum market capitalization of 5 billion dollars in the US.
Criteria for the evaluation and scoring of America’s Greenest Companies included over 25 parameters in four main categories: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water usage, waste generation, and commitment and disclosures. The criteria aimed to reflect the multidimensional nature of environmental impacts on the planet.
“It is very rewarding to see our sustainability efforts recognized by placing us among the top sustainable business organizations in the U.S.,” said Erania Brackett, Dentsply Sirona’s Senior Vice President, Orthodontic Aligner Solutions & Customer Experience, and Head of Sustainability. “For the past three years, we have made great strides toward our environmental goals. This latest ranking achievement acknowledges our significant efforts and progress in going BEYOND to enable the industry to advance with confidence towards a more sustainable future.”
Committed to its BEYOND sustainability strategy
Dentsply Sirona launched its sustainability strategy “BEYOND: Taking action for a brighter world” in 2021 to positively contribute to environmental, social and governance goals. Its “Healthy Planet” strategic pillar focuses on the actions taken to mitigate the environmental impact of the Company’s operations. The other two pillars “Healthy Smiles” and “Healthy Business” focus respectively on improving oral health globally and building trusted and responsible relationships in business. The Company published the latest edition of its Sustainability Report in September 2023.
Sustainability highlights: Healthy Planet progress
The Company met its initial 2025 environmental goals in 2021 – reducing by 15% its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity and water withdrawal intensity – and conducted energy and waste audits across several sites worldwide in 2022. These allowed Dentsply Sirona to identify new opportunities to reduce energy consumption and waste production, and to put measures in place accordingly. This information is also being used to set the next layer of environmental targets for 2030.
Actions taken to promote sustainability
Measures have been taken across the Company to reduce GHG emissions, water usage and waste generation. Actions taken in 2022 in these areas include:
• At its Elz, Germany manufacturing site, the sites solar panel installation generates up to 36,000 kWH of electricity per year equating to a saving of up to 13.6 tons of CO2e per year.
• At its Johnson City, Tennessee (U.S.) manufacturing site, investment in closed-loop chillers recirculates water instead of it going into the city septic system, thereby reducing overall water consumption by more than 1.5 million liters.
• Developing digital tools and solutions using 100% renewable energy such as its cloud-based digital platform DS Core.
• Reducing packaging waste by shifting to more sustainable packaging for its endodontic solution kits.
Dentsply Sirona has previously been recognized for its holistic sustainability approach encompassing Environmental, Social, and Governance aspects. In 2023, Dentsply Sirona was named as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, which recognized the Company’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.