Stryker Backs Bike Week
Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, together with Cork County Council, is promoting the use of the newly opened cycleway in Carrigtwohill during Bike Week 2022. Throughout this week, the 3,500 commuters to the Stryker sites in Carrigtwohill, Macroom and Model Farm Road are being encouraged to cycle part or all of their journey to work, in a move to make their commutes to work carbon neutral.
The cycleway, developed and constructed by IDA Ireland, forms part of the Cork County Council-led initiative to develop an interurban strategic cycleway linking Dunkettle and Midleton. During the development of the cycleway, Stryker provided land and support for the newly completed section, which offers an alternative transportation route that aims to reduce car usage in the county.
Bike Week runs from 14-21 May 2022, when Cork County Council will encourage people across the county to take to two wheels. Stryker is hoping to kick start a move to more carbon neutral commutes, reflecting its commitment to seek every opportunity to live its sustainable strategy.
Stryker’s global sustainability strategy supports its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. Ireland is on target to achieve this goal, with Stryker’s Irish manufacturing sites now using 100% renewable energy generated by wind farms. The use of renewable energy reduces the Irish operations footprint by approximately 20,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year, the equivalent of removing 4,000 cars from the road.