Our planet

As we grow our business to bring innovative medicines and over the counter healthcare products to people around the world, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact across all areas of our business.

For us to succeed we need to look at every process associated with our products. We have set ambitious goals to reduce carbon, water and waste across our value chain.

Read about how we are progressing across each of these areas here.  (see below)

Our manufacturing sites have delivered significant reductions in energy and water usage as well as landfill waste disposal. Work is also underway to explore how we can accelerate our key energy efficiency projects by exploring alternative resources.

More information on how we are delivering a sustainable and environmentally conscious business can be found in our Responsibility Report.

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Water

Water consumption in our operations target was over-achieved (-7% achieved over 2014 @+5% Site target)

Energy

Carbon footprint target was over-achieved (-15% achieved over 2014 @+6% Site target)

Waste

85% of our waste streams are recycled.  There are measurable plans to achieve a zero waste to landfill by end of 2016.  We have sourced for a recycler for our laminate wastes, which are compacted and baled by our waste handling equipment to meet our zero waste to landfill objective.

Safety

Our Zero-Accident Promotion (ZAP) initiative achieved 9.9 reports per employee against a target of 8.0 reports per employee. This initiative has helped in no small measure in reducing safety incidences across our operation. We have a strong commitment to ensuring a safer workplace in 2016.

Printing and Paper Usage

We are committed to meeting our sustainability goals and reducing cost. A simple and impactful way we have done this is through the 'Think before you print' campaign. This campaign seeks to curb unnecessary printing, and keep coloured printing to the barest minimum having discovered that printing in colour costs eight times more than black and white. To achieve this, an initiative was rolled out across the company to set all printers as a default to black and white. Since this switch, colour printing has reduced by 25% worldwide and delivered significant savings.