Two UK CooperVision facilities gain gold

CooperVision’s Mountpark and Delta Park sites in Hampshire have received gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications

CooperVision’s Mountpark packaging facility is a huge white and blue warehouse

CooperVision has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for two of its facilities in Hampshire.

LEED is a globally-recognised green building rating system and sustainability achievement for businesses aiming to be more sustainable through design, construction and operations practices.

The contact lens manufacturer’s Mountpark packaging facility in Southampton, and Delta Park distribution facility near Fareham were assessed to quantify their environmental credentials.

LEED projects earn points by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements covering carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Points correspond to the level of LEED certification: certified, silver, gold, and platinum.

CooperVision shared that the Hampshire sites “excelled in a number of categories, including energy performance, transportation and water efficiency.”

Jason Burden, vice president global packaging operations at CooperVision, commented: “We are always looking for ways to operate more sustainably to benefit our employees, customers, business and the planet.”

CooperVision’s Mountpark facility already holds a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method ‘Excellent’ rating, Burden highlighted, adding: “The award of LEED Gold certification at these two sites is a m

ajor testament to the dedication of our team, whose participation made this recognition possible.”

CooperVision’s Hampshire facilities are the latest in a number of sites to receive LEED certification, including locations in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the US.

CooperVision emphasised its commitment to operating more sustainably in manufacturing and distribution where possible, including taking steps to reclaim its manufacturing materials after their initial purpose has been completed. 

The manufacturer is also facilitating the responsible sourcing of materials and has begun offsetting waste from its product and packaging that cannot be reused.

Pictured: CooperVision’s Mountpark packaging facility in Southampton.