A Fresh Pair of Eyes
Global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Stephanie Sutton |
As one of the steps towards this goal, GSK’s Engineering Centre of Excellence has developed and led Energy Reduction Events across all of its global sites. But why stop at sites within the company? GSK has now started to help suppliers identify opportunities to reduce energy use and embed changes in their sites geared towards a more sustainable future, using similar events at their own sites.
“At our own sites, we were typically finding anywhere between 20 and 30 percent energy reduction opportunities,” says Sophie McSweeney, Utilities Commodity Buyer at GSK. “At each site, we considered the different processes and operations, and then how we could reduce energy requirements; for example, by reducing the amount of times you need to turn the machines on.”
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