Environmental sustainability is about operating our business in a manner that respects and protects our climate and natural resources.
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 commmitment to environmental initiatives.
In 2010, we receive 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 deisgned 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.
AstraZeneca is an active member of the National Packaging Covenant Industry Assocaite (NPCIA). Government and industry are currently developing the future strategic direction that will be in place for the next five years.