SheepMedical,SheepMedical Co., Ltd. ("SheepMedical" or the "Company"), a medical technology company driving the digital transformation of orthodontics and preventative care, received a Sustainable Development Goal (“SDG”) promotional loan from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to further the Company’s SDGs efforts throughout its core business model.
The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, in coordination with the Japan Research Institute Co.,Ltd., executed the SDGs promotional loan following the review and confirmation of SheepMedical’s corporate SDGs efforts. The business evaluation includes expected contributions in alignment with the SDGs and concluded SheepMedical’s current practices identified with SDG Goal 3 and Goal 9.
1. Manufacturing of orthodontic aligners
SheepMedical offers high-quality dental technology, advanced manufacturing of aligners, and employee training programs. Throughout local bases in Asia, the Company manufactures its orthodontic mouthpieces with cutting-edge accuracy while providing extensive research-based training to employees. SheepMedical employees at the Vietnam and Philippines subsidiaries are trained by exercising Japan’s dental technician expertise and orthodontic manufacturing policies. To strengthen its business presence in Asian countries and improve the quality advancement of orthodontic and medical technology, SheepMedical plans to increase aligner production and further training standards.
Our laboratory in Vietnam where local staffs develop their skills
2. Internal health and intestinal bacteria testing
SheepMedical actively contributes to the improvement of global health through the development of preventative healthcare products. Operating under a preventative care model SheepMedical develops effective intestinal bacteria testing and customized dietary supplements. SheepMedical’s research suggests increased use of intestinal supplements lowers obesity rates and prevents lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes.
“At SheepMedical, we value the integration of the company vision, “100 years of joyful living starts with new daily habits,” with industry contributions, including Sustainable Development Goals,” said Shinya Tabata, Chief Strategy Officer of SheepMedical. “The SDGs promotional loan furthers our ability to drive sustainable innovation in orthodontics and preventative care.” A commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) in orthodontic and preventative medical services underpins SheepMedical’s SDG efforts. Guided by the co-existence of society and the environment, the Company’s new CSR initiative will gradually shift its supply chain process to a socially responsible operation. Building upon the corporate training, SheepMedical’s promotion of SDGs on a global scale aims to improve working environments and the integration of corporate and societal advancements. Learn more about SheepMedical’s sustainability plans here.
Itabashi Laboratory switched to CO2 free electricity
SheepMedical, a medical technology company, promotes the digital transformation of orthodontics and preventive care. As the leading independent Company in the clear aligner business in Japan, SheepMedical focuses on quality, preventative orthodontic care and is building health solutions for today's challenges, and anything tomorrow brings. The SheepMedical story began with the fastest aging yet healthiest population in the world – Japan. With our preventative care model, SheepMedical provides health services seeking to extend global life expectancy.