External study 28 October 2021

Industry sustainability case studies


As part of the global health care system, the innovative biopharmaceutical industry is committed to minimizing our impact on the planet as well as to researching and developing new health products that manage and mitigate health risks from environmental challenges.

Global industry has led the way in tackling COVID-19 and we are fully committed to partnering with governments and health systems across the world to take concerted action to address climate change. We are investing in research and development in greener products, as well as more sustainable production and distribution practices, that enable us to deliver medical innovation to patients in ways that protect and support the environment.

Our companies are already working on initiatives to reduce carbon emissions across our own operations and value chains, invest in renewable electricity and energy efficiency measures, recycle and cut water use and on bespoke projects which will impact positively on the environment.

The examples in this study  provide a snapshot of the activities happening around the world to cut carbon emissions, save water, cut waste, sustainably design products.


External study pdf | 1.64MB
Biopharmaceutical Industry Actions to Tackle Climate Change pdf | 240KB