Naturepedic is the 2015 recipient of Practice Greenhealth’s Champion for Change award for its successes in sustainability. This award specifically honors businesses who have not only taken steps to improve their internal green practices, but who help their customers and employees expand their sustainable practices as well.
“Naturepedic is wholeheartedly committed to becoming ever more sustainable and reducing our environmental footprint,” said Barry Cik, Naturepedic Founder and Technical Director. “We are proud to be recognized by Practice Greenhealth as a pioneer in sustainability and will continue to adapt and enforce new practices to lessen our environmental impact even more.”
By using organic rather than conventional cotton, Naturepedic eliminates 2,000 pounds of synthetic pesticides annually from production. This figure only includes organic cotton filling and does not take into account the large amount of organic cotton fabric Naturepedic also uses for its products. Naturepedic’s healthy, non-toxic crib mattress and mattress pad designs feature certified organic cotton fabric and filling, and never include polyurethane foam, vinyl/PVC, phthalates, flame retardants or DEHP.
The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Portland, Oregon at the CleanMed Conference and Exhibition, a national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
About Naturepedic: Naturepedic is the nation’s leading manufacturer of certified organic mattresses and bedding products for the whole family. A leader in environmental stewardship, the company also supports sustainable practices in the U.S. and abroad. Naturepedic sources its organic materials according to strict environmental and labor standards, and it is one of the only mattress companies in the U.S. to be certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Naturepedic also actively supports the local Amish community.
About Practice Greenhealth: Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.