Environmental challenges have never been more critical or more urgent
than they are today.
Growing consumption, industrialisation and urbanisation threaten not only the sustainability of the environment we live in, but also the health of people around the world.
Every year we use billions of litres of water and large amounts of energy and resources to manufacture medicines. Our CO2 emissions continue to rise, especially in transportation.
We distribute hundreds of millions of vials and injection pens to people who need them – and demand for our life-saving treatments is growing. Our products are made of high-quality materials, but after use, most of them end up in landfill.
This puts us at the frontline of some of the biggest environmental issues: climate change, water and resource scarcity, pollution and plastic waste.
To lead the way, and be at the forefront of change, we have taken a bold and broad, company-wide approach to solving environmental issues.
We have adopted a new environmental strategy with the aspiration to have zero environmental impact.
Our strategy challenges us to find new ways to design products that can be recycled or re-used, reshape our business to minimise consumption and waste, and work with suppliers who share our goal.
We are already taking the first steps towards zero environmental impact. But we are always searching for new ways to do more. We believe the answers will come as we adopt our business to a circular mind-set that keeps our products and materials in use.
We account for our environmental performance on three levels: Use of resources, CO2 emissions and handling of waste.
of our total waste is recycled.
Total amount of waste sent to landfills.
CO2 emissions from operations and transport by 2030.
of our electricity comes from renewable sources.