Environment

We actively work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, reducing emissions to air and soil, and improving waste management.

Low impact on the environment

What we do

We continuously try to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment by setting ambitious targets on environmental topics. 

The topics that we find important: 

  • Climate change and (renewable) energy use 
  • Emissions to air and soil 
  • Waste management 

Our efforts to lower our environmental impact contribute to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and our investments in solar panels and energy saving measures.

Climate change and (renewable) energy use

The health and safety of people worldwide is impacted by the consequences of climate change. We endorse the Paris Agreement on climate change. We find it essential to set targets consistent with keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius in comparison to pre-industrial levels (1900). In the long term, this means reducing emissions to (close to) net zero in 2050. 

Our targets: 

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Emissions to air and soil

In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, the activities for Fagron also generate other emissions to air and soil. Emissions to air mainly concern combustion emissions such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter emissions (PM10) that are released during the combustion of natural gas, petrol, and diesel in our facilities and (lease) cars. Emissions to soil mainly concern emissions that are released via our wastewater. These emissions can have a negative impact on human health. 

Our target for 2025: 

  • Reduce NOx emission intensity from our facilities and vehicles by 40% compared to 2019 emissions. 

Waste management

Waste is generated throughout Fagron’s supply chain, by Fagron at our facilities and at our suppliers and our customers. Waste flows such as pharmaceutical and packaging waste can have negative consequences for the environment if they are not properly handled. We believe that we must start by improving the waste management in our facilities. Fagron complies with all legislation regarding waste management, and we feel responsible for minimising the environmental impact by improving the processing of packaging waste that we generate in all our facilities. 

Our target for 2025: 

  • Separate paper/carton, metal packaging, and plastic packaging in all Fagron locations. 
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