Carey Greens Up Med Kits, Touts Corporate Sustainability

Phil Carey re-enters the outdoor marketplace with an even greener and more socially responsible approach to business than the first time he launched a first aid, health and safety products company.
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Phil Carey re-enters the outdoor marketplace with an even greener and more socially responsible approach to business than the first time he launched a first aid, health and safety products company.

Carey and Company Ltd. is positioning itself as the number one choice for medical kits among consumers concerned with a company's environmental and social footprint.

Carey said his company's interest in corporate sustainability practices is sincere. “Our company is based in a community that owes it livelihood to the clear river and high peaks that make us one of Colorado's favorite outdoor destinations. All of us at Carey and Company believe we owe it to our community and our children to continuously strive to be good earth stewards and corporate citizens.”

Carey outlined the six initial steps he is taking to make his company have a smaller environmental impact:
• 100 percent post-consumer waste will be used on all packaging whenever possible.
• The company's product catalog will be on CD instead of paper.
• The company aggressively recycles virtually all waste.
• An audit is being performed on the company's Salida headquarters to determine if solar power is feasible and if not, Carey intends to buy wind-generated power from the local electric utility.
• Company vehicles run on bio-diesel fuel.
• Carey partners with allied industry organizations concerned with the building and stewardship of trails: Colorado Trail Foundation, Continental Divide Trail Alliance and Leave No Trace.

On the social front, Carey & Company has developed a social contract with its overseas manufacturing partners with a portion of profits being returned to communities where goods are sourced and manufactured. This money is intended to help with social causes in these communities.

New this time around too is the structure of the company as an employee-owned company. Carey said he is proud that his staff continuously looks for new ways to protect, support and enhance human and natural resources for the future.

Founded in 2006, Carey and Co. manufactures outdoor first aid, health and safety products. At the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Carey will introduce a line of 12 new first aid and medical kits ranging from single day use to international travel and expeditionary use ranging in price from $18 to $118 suggested retail. To see the complete line of Carey and Co. products, visit them at Outdoor Retailer Booth #73015 or call 719.539.4843 to request more info.

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