Heska publishes an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Fact Sheet to share its commitment to sustainable responsibilities and initiatives
LOVELAND, Col., August 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA; “Heska” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of specialty solutions and advanced veterinary diagnostics, today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Fact Sheet, which includes disclosure of environmental, labor and corporate governance priorities. The summary fact sheet emphasizes Heska’s long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and provides a first overview of Heska’s ESG program, related corporate policies and practices, and specific measures aligned with industry standards.
“At Heska, we are committed to improving the lives of our veterinary customers, their patients and their pet owners around the world,” commented Mr. Wilson, CEO and President of Heska. “We take this responsibility seriously – it drives our behavior, investments and innovation in our corporate framework, and through it we intend to improve our world, our communities and our teams. At Heska, we seek to create lasting impact for the environment and for people through our sound practices and good stewardship.”
Heska’s commitment to corporate responsibility begins with the board and management of the company to promote ESG priorities throughout the organization and to align activities and resources with measurable practices and accountability. Our ESG strategy is led by our ESG working group, made up of cross-functional leaders from legal, human resources, finance, operations, supply chain and procurement, research and development, quality and Product Security, Privacy and Data Security, while the Board of Directors’ Governance Committee provides oversight. Members of the ESG working group periodically engage with external stakeholders such as shareholders and industry experts regarding best practices and initiatives. In addition, ESG-related risks and opportunities are identified and assessed as part of regular Board discussions and meetings, at least once a year, including issues related to human capital management; diversity, equity and inclusion; sustainability within the supply chain; and environmental management practices.
The disclosure included in Heska’s statement ESG Fact Sheet 2021 is aligned with industry benchmarks, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) guideline for the medical equipment and supplies industry and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ( United Nations SDGs), and it serves as the benchmark from which the company seeks to meaningfully progress its impact. For more information, please visit Heska’s Investor Relations website at https://ir.heska.com/.
Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA) manufactures, develops and sells advanced veterinary diagnostic, IT and specialty healthcare solutions in its two business segments: North America and International. Both segments include Point of Care Lab testing instruments and consumables, digital imaging products, software and services, data services, allergy and immunotherapy testing, and consumer offerings. unique products such as in-clinic diagnostic tests and heartworm prevention products. The North America The segment also includes the production of private label vaccines and pharmaceuticals for third parties, primarily for herd health. For more information, please visit www.heska.com.
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