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Medicom announces tree planting plans for Earth Day

This initiative is part of a voluntary environmental offset program for the mask boxes used at the new Montreal manufacturing facility.

April 22, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — Quebec-based AMD Medicom Inc., a manufacturer of procedure and respiratory masks, announced that they will plant 10,000 trees in Canada in honour of Earth Day. To do so, Medicom will collaborate with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization whose mission is focused on global reforestation.

This initiative is part of a voluntary environmental offset program for the mask boxes used at the new Montreal manufacturing facility and is part of a long-term corporate sustainability commitment that the company has undertaken. The 10,000 trees will be planted over the next few months.

“Medicom is seriously committed to doing our part in terms of sustainable development. As a Canadian company that has been protecting the health of caregivers and their patients for over 30 years, we also want to contribute to protecting the health of our planet. No gesture is too small when it comes to preserving the environment. Today, we are taking a small step that will have a big impact. In the coming months and years, we will take more steps for the sake of future generations,” commented Guillaume Laverdure, Chief Operating Officer at Medicom.

One Tree Planted is an environmental non-profit dedicated to global reforestation. In 2020 alone, they planted over 10 million trees in 28 countries, reforesting nearly 16,000 hectares of land.

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“We are proud to partner with One Tree Planted to lead our voluntary sustainability initiative related to mask packaging produced in Montreal. This non-profit organization has proven itself over the past few years to be one of the most effective in terms of global reforestation. In addition, the wonderful thing about this initiative is that it also allows our employees to participate in the collective effort by contributing individually to reforestation,” added John Tourlas, Medicom President, North America.


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