When we set up the business 13 years ago, we didn’t aim to be another disposable glove and clothing supplier; we aimed to create a great business, supplying ethically sourced and sustainably better products, of the highest quality - and at a decent price.
We’re proud to release our third sustainability report (2018), highlighting the environmental and social impacts of Eagle Protect™ and how we are measuring our performance. Disposable gloves are necessary tools in the medical, food and industrial industries, and there are various ways of sourcing and manufacturing which affect their environmental and social impact.
By swapping our customers to lighter, stronger nitrile gloves, over the last six months we are proud to have saved over 253,000 lbs of glove and packaging waste, reduced 286 MT tons of CO2 and over 7,000,000 gallons of water! Read more about this here.
Our B Corp™ and Child Labor Free* certifications are unique to the glove supply industry, and ensure against labor rights abuse, including child labor, not uncommon in the glove manufacturing industries.
In 2018, Eagle Saved
253,250 Pounds of Glove & Packaging Waste!
Eagle’s focus on food safety is also an important one - with around 3,000 deaths from foodborne illnesses each year in the US, and 16% of this figure implicating disposable gloves. The launch of our Delta Zero glove testing program is a testament to ensure we are supplying the cleanest, safest and best quality gloves, mitigating chemical and microbial glove hazards.
You can read more about our impact in our newly released 2018 Sustainability Report, or feel free to contact me to discuss more about our business and how we can enhance your food safety, sustainability goals and brand protection.
*The organization behind Child Labor Free has ceased offering accreditation renewal, effective December 2020.
Written by: Steve Ardagh, Founder & Owner