Shaping a healthier future through continuous improvement.

As a family-owned, fourth generation company, our actions don’t reflect projected short-term gains or anticipated quarterly earnings. Instead, we care about shaping the many generations of our company to come. We do this by:

Taking the long view
We make decisions based on the benefits to our employees and the communities in which we do business—not on this year or quarter.

Paying it forward
Every generation of our company has been built on the shoulders of the generation before it. Progress is made not by working in silos, but through collaboration and support of others.

Leaving the world better than we found it
Continuous improvement runs in our DNA. We find ways to reduce our environmental impact on the planet and guide our customers to do the same.


Watch highlights from Medline’s 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast.

Environmental Sustainability

Our environment and our health are intimately intertwined. Preserving a healthy planet for future generations is not only the right thing to do, but it is our responsibility as a leader in the healthcare industry.

8.3M Square Feet Built to LEED Standards

40% of our U.S. distribution centers are LEED certified or pending certification, representing over 8.3 million square feet of warehouse space. All new Medline buildings worldwide are constructed to meet LEED standards.

35% of Facilities Are ISO 14001 Certified

We’re more than aware of our environmental obligations. We’re taking action. 35% of Medline’s manufacturing facilities received ISO 14001 certification, an international standard for controlling and improving a company’s environmental performance.

16.2% Improvement in Fuel Efficiency

As a distributor, we log nearly 25 million miles a year. To reduce the impact we’ve developed transportation initiatives, such as increasing mpg by reducing left-hand turns, improving fuel economy by 16.2%.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Affecting about 1 in 8 women in the U.S., breast cancer awareness is our top philanthropic initiative. We support patients, families, caregivers and those who’ve lost the battle through special events and our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pink Glove Dancers

Some walk. Some run. We dance. Medline’s Pink Glove Dance is the only breast cancer campaign that unites healthcare professionals, survivors, patients and communities to honor those affected by the disease and raise money for a cure.

Charitable Giving

Medline has donated $1.7 million to the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2005.

Medical Relief

Healthcare is not attainable for every community, but it should be. In developing countries around the world, patients are turned away due to a lack of basic medical supplies. In partnership with Project C.U.R.E., we aim to change that.

Supply Donations

Medline provides life-saving medical supplies to clinics in need around the world through our partnership with Project C.U.R.E. We have donated approximately $1.4 million worth of supplies to relief efforts, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Community Engagement

Our mission to improve the quality of people’s lives extends to the communities in which we live and do business. Year round, Medline teams support organizations such as the American Heart Association, Adopt-a-Highway, Feed My Starving Children, Chicago Cares and more. When unified together, seemingly small impacts can make a world of difference.

Volunteer Hours

Since 2006, Medline employees and family members have contributed more than 27,000 volunteer hours to Northern Illinois organizations.