It’s not only about protecting our planet
It’s about protecting life
Planet Mobilization is our global effort to minimize the environmental impact of our business through environmental sustainability. It covers the entire life cycle of the products, from the raw materials used to make them to their use and disposal by our patients.
Ahead of the UN climate change conference, the COP26 this November, we’ve joined the Race to Zero initiative, a global commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Targeting our Global Suppliers with ENERGIZE
We’re uniting with nine global pharmaceutical companies to help our shared supply chains adopt 100% renewable electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing global warming is not something any of us can do on our own. The ENERGIZE program members-AstraZeneca, Biogen, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis, NovoNordisk, Pfizer and Takeda-will support suppliers reduce Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, i.e., the electricity we buy, which in turn will reduce our Scope 3 emissions, those that occur throughout the value chain such as transportation and distribution. If you are a supplier and would like to find out more about the Energize program click here: https://neonetworkexchange.com/energize.
We’re pursuing these three goals:
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.
Here's how we're measuring our progress
* Carbon neutrality is achieved when company emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are balanced by reduction or avoidance elsewhere over a specified period. We have increased our ambition to achieve carbon neutrality 20 years earlier than our previous 2015 commitment, made after the COP21 and Paris Agreement. We have also widened this ambition to our whole value chain (scopes 1, 2 and 3).