Photo: Coastal clean-up, Waterford, Ireland. ©E.Fohlen-Bambasi Prod

Beyond healthcare, we care for the planet by minimizing the environmental impacts of our products and activities while strengthening our resilience in the face of environmental changes.

Ahead of the UN climate change conference, the COP26 November 2021, we joined the Race to Zero initiative, a global commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

We’re pursuing these three goals:

1

Build the road to carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero by 2050

2

Limit our environmental footprint and adopt circular solutions

3

Improve environmental profile of our products

Climate change is one, if not the greatest, challenge of our age

It has an enormous impact on our lives and health. The rise in the earth’s temperature can lead to extreme weather conditions, food shortages, difficulties in accessing drinking water and increased air pollution, as well as creating favorable conditions for the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria or increasing pollen-related allergies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2030 and 2050 climate change will cause an estimated 250,000 additional deaths each year. To limit the consequences of global warming, the United Nations presents carbon neutrality as the solution to counterbalance the buildup of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere.

Our Commitments and Targets

On the road to carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero by 2050

Today, nearly every industry around the world has one thing in common: We’re all racing towards net zero.

That’s why we're accelerating our commitments and transforming our climate ambition into action. And we're stepping up to lead by example internally, and externally with our partners.

How? By reducing emissions across our full value chain to the maximum, and then offset what cannot be reduced.

We’re transforming our ambitions into concrete actions

Our achievements

Climate Change

Water Stewardship

Waste Management

Biodiversity

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Eco-design