Expanding Sustainable Adherence Packaging

Jones Healthcare Group and good natured® are Transforming Canada’s Pharmaceutical Industry With Innovative Plant-based Packaging

Jones Healthcare Group (“Jones”), a market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, and good natured Products Inc. ( “good natured®”) (TSX-V: GDNP), a North American leader in earth-friendly plant-based products, are pleased to announce a new partnership focused on expanding sustainable packaging solutions. Jones’ medication adherence packaging products will now be made with good natured® Bio-PET, a food-safe, curbside recyclable bioplastic.

This new plant-based solution allows Jones to optimize its package design, removes chemicals of concern and ensures its packaging is readily recyclable in most households across North America. This new custom-designed blister material for adherence packaging will be available through independent and national pharmacy chains throughout Canada. For complete press release, visit our corporate website here.

Two of our FlexRx™ blisters: 7-Day FlexRx™ and FlexRx™ Light 14-Gauge Clear Blister With Hooks and 7-Day FlexRx™ and FlexRx™ Light 14-Gauge Clear Blister Without Hooks are among the first applications.

Bio PET

Other Product Sustainability Highlights

We offer a range of sustainable products and services to our customers and in partnership with our suppliers.
Vials

All of our pharmacy vials are made of 100% fully recyclable polypropylene.

Adherence Packaging

In addition to sourcing fibre for paperboard sustainably, we also offer plastic adherence packaging options that are fully recyclable with PET blisters and polypropylene seals that can be separated for recycling.

Prescription Labels

We've invested in the latest pharmacy laser label print and manufacturing technology to reduce waste and total environmental footprint.

We use water-based inks, which do not release toxins such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere

Both facestock and paper elements of our laser labels are FSC®-certified

Medication Strip Cartons

We ensure forest fibre for paperboard materials is obtained from sustainable and responsible sources.

We also work closely with our customers to design and produce packaging components that minimize waste and maximize production efficiency.

Centor Bottles

Centor Recycled Ovals are manufactured from 100% post-consumer, food grade recycled PET resin and meet the expectations of pharmacists and consumers who have shown a preference in using packaging manufactured from recycled materials.

Paper Bags

We provide a wide variety of bags made from durable, recycled brown kraft paper. Recyclable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.


Sustainable Development Goals

We are proud to contribute to a number of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations to transform our world, as listed below.
SDG goals

Environmental Certifications

Sustainable Medicines Partnership

Jones Healthcare is a Founding Collaborator of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) led by YewMaker. The SMP is a not-for-profit, private-public, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through executing priority actions, SMP aims to stop the avoidable waste of medicines and medicines packaging, reducing healthcare emissions and increasing health equity globally.

EcoVadis Silver-Medal Ranking

We received a silver-medal ranking from EcoVadis in 2021, putting us in the top 20% best companies rated in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement in 2021. The EcoVadis platform has rated over 75,000 companies worldwide in 160 countries.

Women Owned

Women Owned is an initiative from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WEConnect International to create a movement of support for Women Owned businesses.

Forest Stewardship Council™

We are certified to print FSC®; logos for sustainable forest management on our paperboard products for our customers. This logo helps consumers choose sustainably and responsibly sourced products.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

We are certified to print SFI logos for sustainable forest management on our paperboard products for our customers. This logo helps consumers choose sustainably and responsibly sourced products.

Carbon Disclosure Project

Jones Healthcare Group participates in the Climate Change and Water Security focus areas within CDP's global environmental disclosure system.

ISO 14001

While the first Canadian carton converter to certify to ISO 14001, we now exercise the “self-declaration” option outlined by the environmental management system. Designed to manage an organization's impact on the external environment, all elements of ISO 14001 are built into our standard operating procedures.

OHSAS 18001

Designed to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and customers, we exercise the “self-declaration” option for this system. All elements of OHSAS 18001 are built into our standard operating procedures.


Check out Jones Healthcare Group's Corporate Sustainability Report to learn more about our initiatives and product highlights that contribute to a sustainable future.

For more product information and order support, contact pharmacy@joneshealthcaregroup.com or your local Jones representative.