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Smartest Sustainability Initiative

GSK was the only pharmaceutical company to appear in the gold class of the Dow Jones Sustainability Yearbook 2022, and has initiatives focused around climate, water, materials and waste, and biodiversity. In September 2022, the company launched its Sustainable Procurement Program for suppliers. From 2023, GSK will “require and support suppliers to take action on sustainability commitments and make improvements on emissions, energy, heat, transport, waste, water and biodiversity.” According to GSK, 40 percent of its carbon footprint is located in the supply chain – with suppliers accounting for a substantial part of that share. The big pharma player says it will support its suppliers through education and the adoption of new environmental sustainability measures.

Key sustainability goals

100 percent renewable electricity by 2025

Net zero emissions across the full value chain by 2030  

Zero impact API levels in water for all sites and key suppliers by 2030

100 percent of sites to achieve good water stewardship by 2025 and reduce overall water use by 20 percent by 2030

25 percent environmental impact reduction for products and packaging by 2030

Positive impact on biodiversity at all sites by 2030


Honorable Mention: BASF

For the full list of winners, click here​​​​​​​.

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