Fresenius Medical Care's peritoneal dialysis products certified by Nordic Ecolabel

First health care company with ecolabelled products

(PresseBox) ( Bad Homburg, )
Numerous peritoneal dialysis (PD) products of Fresenius Medical Care are now certified by Nordic Ecolabel, making it the first health care company in the world to receive this designation for its medical products. The license covers nearly all disposable products made of PVC-free Material Biofine®, developed by Fresenius Medical Care. The products include bags for PD solutions as well as accessories for PD machines, offered in many European countries.

Nordic Ecolabel is the official Ecolabel in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and signals the environmental impact of a product or service. As one of the most popular Ecolabels worldwide, it has been awarded to products and services in 66 categories so far. It is also known as "Swan" by most Scandinavians because of its logo, a stylized white swan across a green background. According to the Nordic Ecolabelling Board (NMN), which awards the Ecolabel, two-thirds of Scandinavians are familiar with Nordic Ecolabel and its significance.

Nordic Ecolabelled PD products must meet strict criteria. They must, among other things, not contain PVC and substances that are toxic or resist degradation (persistent), which are deposited in organisms (bioaccumulative) or disrupt the endocrine system (endocrine disrupters). Furthermore, the manufacturing process needs to adhere to state of the art quality standards.

"We developed Biofine® because an important concern of our company is to preserve nature and to save natural resources," said Dr. Emanuele Gatti, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care for the regions Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. "Our Biofine® technology is unique and therefore we are pleased to be the first health care company ever to offer medical products with the Nordic Ecolabel. This is another building block in our extensive environmental program. Our products are environmentally friendly and innovative. They offer the best quality of care for the benefit of patients."

For more information about the Nordic Ecolabel and the certification of Fresenius Medical Care's PD products visit www.svanen.nu/eng.

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