Sustaining Our Planet

May 12, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Blog

A healthy planet is essential in securing a brighter future for both present and future generations. We’re committed to excellence in managing and reducing our environmental footprint.

Endorsed by our CEO, our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy emphasizes our commitment to environmental stewardship and the health and safety of our colleagues and communities. All employees and contractors are covered by this Policy. 

Guided by our EHS Policy, Alexion manages EHS in alignment with widely accepted global standards like ISO 14001. Our global EHS management system guides our actions and tracks key performance indicators to manage our risks and drive continuous improvement. This section of the report focuses on the environmental aspects of our operations. For information on health and safety at Alexion, please see Page 38. 

Alexion has achieved zero process wasteto-landfill status enterprise-wide, and we aim to maintain this status year over year. Process waste is a byproduct of researching, developing and manufacturing lifesaving medicines. We aim to minimize process waste wherever feasible and practical by eliminating or reducing, reusing and recycling material where possible, and recovering, treating and disposing of material if other options are not technically feasible. Our Ireland-based facilities have achieved zero waste-to-landfill for all their waste streams, including that from cafeteria food service.

Learn more about how Alexion is working to sustain the planet in our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report.