Policies

Norwood Medical is committed to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner with continued pursuit of the highest environmental, economic, and social standards.
Sustainability Policy

Protection of the environment and sustainability of its resources are valued across the organization and are a key consideration as we organically grow and vertically integrate. Norwood emphasizes concern for the environment as a key contribution to our community and feels that adding value for people and the planet are essential when fueling growth. We strive to make continuous improvements to minimize our environmental footprint and strengthen our resources for the future well-being of our planet.

We share our customers’ values and support their efforts and expectations of sustainable manufacturing because we are an extension of their businesses. We also drive these values through our supply chain and their operations.

We will continue to identify and complete projects in the key areas for sustainability, energy, waste, and workforce wellness.

Sustainability

Energy

Norwood Medical will strive to conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We assess our performance with regard to energy usage and carbon reduction through participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project. We will focus on achieving these objectives through implementation of various energy management projects that minimize the economic burden on the Company.

Our short term objectives are:

  • Establish a baseline for setting long-term reduction goals and evaluating future efforts and overall performance.
  • Assess our organizational activities and identify areas where we can minimize impacts.
  • Support national energy efficiency policies.

Our long term objectives are:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 2% by 2020 in intensity terms using 2012 as base year.
  • Reduce expenditure on energy by investing in cost-effective plant and equipment upgrades.

Waste

Norwood Medical supports reducing waste generation and increasing recycling of materials in our operations and business activities. We will dispose of waste conscientiously and by making "reduce/reuse/recycle" the standard operating procedure. These initiatives will help conserve natural resources and reduce environmental pollution. The activities we will pursue are:

  • Recycle materials from our manufacturing processes.
  • Reclaim the cutting oils from the manufacturing process for reuse.

Workforce wellness

Norwood Medical promotes employee health and well-being by encouraging them to know their health risks and by providing access to preventative programs. We believe in partnering with employees to make lifestyle changes and improve their overall health. The activities we will pursue are:

  • Provide health assessment seminars to assess employees’ overall health
  • Provide free annual flu shots for all associates
Dedication to Quality

Dedication to Quality

Norwood assures customer satisfaction and product safety through a robust and proven Quality System. We recognize that there is no place for implants, instruments or procedures that don’t meet the very highest quality standards

  • 21 CFR 820 FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) compliant and ISO 13485:2016 certified
  • Deploying ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Staff
  • Utilizing ISO 14971:2012 risk management system for medical devices
Minimally Invasive Surgical

Minimally Invasive Surgical

Norwood Medical partners with the industry’s leading medical device suppliers to aid in the progress of minimally invasive surgery. From wound closure to general surgery, we help our customers create devices that are secure and effective for a variety of procedural needs:

  • Surgical Cutting and Stapling Components
  • Clip Applier Components
  • Harmonic Device Components
  • Linear Cutter Components
  • Cannula Components