3D Systems has launched a new initiative focused on increasing its commitment to global environmental, social, and health issues.

According to the company, its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiative will cover three company responsibilities:

Environmental Responsibility which involves identifying and advocating for more sustainable options to reduce 3D Systems’ and its customers’ effect on the environment by replacing, optimizing, and creating processes that will help eliminate waste and reduce carbon emissions.

Social Responsibility, focusing on social causes and giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. The company recently launched the 3D Systems Gives Back global giving campaign, which allows 3D Systems employees, families, and friends to donate to charities that are aiding the Covid-19 response, as well as those advancing efforts that target social justice and diversity.

Responsible Practices & Governance in which the company holds itself accountable to ethical and responsible practices and policies, including those related to employee health and safety.

‘With the launch of our ESG platform, we’re formalizing the commitment to the values and operating principles that have been part of the fabric of our company since its inception,’ said Dr Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO, 3D Systems.

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