More Than A Band-Aid Solution: Nutricare Globally Recognised For Its Sustainable Adhesive Bandages

Nutricare, a Certified B Corporation, was recognised as ‘Best For The World’ for its sustainability movement and environmental achievements in business.

Ranking in the top 10 per cent of all B corps, Nutricare’s Patch Bamboo Bandages far exceed consumer expectations when it comes to common wound covering.

The world’s first 100 per cent compostable wound care solution is disrupting the market by using certified bamboo, natural ingredients, as well as being free of harsh chemicals, plastic, latex. Patch is also Australian owned and operated, vegan friendly and cruelty free.

Nutricare founder and Patch CEO James Dutton said when Nutricare was founded, they set out to create a business with sustainability at its core.

“We are incredibly honoured to be recognised by B Corp for our focus on sustainability,” he said.

“Our product development is where we can make the biggest impact, so this is where a tireless amount of effort goes to ensure that the commercialisation of our products create minimal negative impact on the Earth.”

“Winning these awards provides us with further motivation to push boundaries with natural wound care as we strive to create innovations that offer quality, organic and sustainable alternatives,” Mr. Dutton added.

More Than A Band-Aid Solution: Nutricare Globally Recognised For Its Sustainable Adhesive Bandages

The ‘Best For The World’ recognition is led by B Lab, the global non-profit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good.

Today, there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

With the environmental footprint being a focus for Nutricare, research shows that if every household in Australia purchased one packet of regular plastic plasters, it would equate to 70,812.5 square metres of plastic waste – that’s enough to cover the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the Colosseum surface three and a half times in plastic. A problem easily solved by Patch – an organic, sustainable alternative.

More Than A Band-Aid Solution: Nutricare Globally Recognised For Its Sustainable Adhesive Bandages

On the awards, Chief Marketing Office of B Lab Anthea Kelsick said they were incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honourees.

“These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy – one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders,” she said.

“To that end, B Corps like Nutricare are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.” Kelsick said.

B Corp Certification assesses the overall positive impact a company has in three distinct areas: social and environmental performance; public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Elissa Jenkins

Elissa Jenkins

Elissa Jenkins is Sustainability Hackers’ Founder and Editor-In-Chief. Elissa founded Sustainability Hackers to inspire a hacker approach to sustainability – using excitement, innovation, creativity and technology to make the world a better place.

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