Our commitment to our country
As one of the leading manufacturers of medicines in Australia, we have a responsibility to demonstrate our commitment to preserving our natural environment.
We have a track record of success and are proud of our award winning commitment to environmental initiatives.
In 2010, we received a 10-year Green Globe sustainability certificate from the New South Wales Government. In 2011 we were recognised as a bronze member in the New South Wales Government’s Sustainability Advantage program. Our manufacturing facility was also recognised by the New South Wales Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, as winner of the 10 year Sustainability Achievement Award for outstanding long-term commitment to environment excellence.
We have our own environmental sustainability steering group that develops and oversees actions designed to reduce our environmental footprint.
We have been working hard to reduce our energy and water consumption and generation of waste.
In our manufacturing plant we are actively exploring ways to reduce our packaging and increase opportunities for the re-use and recycling of pre-consumer packaging.
To view the action plan of AstraZeneca Australia against the Australian Packaging Covenant for the period of 2010- 2014 click here (PDF 297kb)
Over the last ten years we have reduced our electricity consumption by 24%, reduced water consumption by 46% and achieved a 60% reduction in the use of plastic shrink wrap.