External Recognition for Our Climate Change and Water Efforts
Our efforts to reduce carbon emissions were acknowledged in 2016 with our inclusion in the ‘Climate A List’. CDP assessed companies globally from across 10 industry sectors; we were one of only 193 companies (9% of applicants) and seven healthcare companies to be A-listed.
Our high rating reflects the significant steps we have taken to help meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, while continuing to grow our business and meet the healthcare needs of more people. For example, we have moved towards a more environmentally sustainable approach to treating respiratory disease. This has included reducing emissions during the manufacture of inhalers and launching our Complete the Cycle scheme, the first of its kind to work with pharmacists and patients to recover and recycle inhalers. Such steps have helped us to reduce our operational emissions by 18% since 2010.
We were also one of only 24 (3% of applicants) companies, and the only healthcare company to be included in the Water A List. This success reflects our achievements in reducing water usage by 23% since 2010 and our commitment to water stewardship.
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