Our environmental initiatives

As a global supplier of single-use medical devices and the largest supplier of innovative single-use endoscopes, Ambu feels a responsibility to forge the way with targets and actions that contribute to a sustainable future. 

Single-Use Endoscopes and the Environment

One tangible example of how we are paving the way in sustainability for single-use endoscopy is by introducing the use of bioplastics in our endoscope handles.

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Goals and achievements

Circular products

2020: No phthalates used in Ambu products produced from Oct. 2020

2021/22: Launched three PVC-free products

aScope Gastro Large will be the first endoscope with bio-attributed plastic in the handle

Bio-attributed plastics in all endoscope handles by 2025

2025 goal: 95% of new products released to be PVC-free

Circular packaging

100% recyclable secondary packaging

65% of all packaging (primary and secondary) is recyclable

Goal: 100% recyclable packaging


Production recycling: 41% recycling of production waste

|End-of-use recycling: Take-back and energy recovering partnership with Sharps in the US

Take-back and recycling pilot project in Germany

2025 goal: Recycling at scale in all focus markets

Long term goal is to design for recycling

Committed to approaching net-zero emissions

10 energy-efficient injection-moulding machines in our Xiamen plant

100% of renewable energy covered by certificates at our Xiamen plant

10% renewable energy from solar panels at our Penang plant

New solar panels supplement electricity production at headquarters in Copenhagen

LEED Silver certification for Mexico plant

Signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), commiting Ambu to reduce carbon emissions in alignment with the targets in the Paris Agreement

Partnerships and commitments

Ambu is engaged in a number of partnerships that helps us advance on our sustainability agenda and contribute to solving global challenges.

United Nations Global Compact

Ambu signed up as a signatory with the UN Global Compact in 2020 and started working strategically with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sharps Compliance

An agreement with Sharps Compliance in the USA has allowed us to offer customers a service where Sharps Compliance

  • Supports collection of Ambu single-use endoscopes for DOT-compliant shipping

  • Treats plastics through their patented waste-conversion process to generate electricity

  • Ensures that electronics are recovered and processed by certified recyclers

Operation Clean Sweep

In March 2021, Ambu signed up to the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) initiative, an international initiative from the plastics industry to prevent plastic pellet loss to the environment.

Science Based Targets initiative

In December 2023, Ambu's targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction was validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) 

Women's Empowerment Principles

In september 2021, Ambu adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of our commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.

Read about our latest sustainability efforts

Download our annual report and find out more about our sustainability strategy and initiatives in the sustainability section.

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