Meet The Green Team
Pushing for cleaner, greener manufacturing is not only good for the planet, it’s great for business. But it’s not a task that can be accomplished by one company or organization alone – only by learning from each other will we achieve a more sustainable future.
Andy Wells |
Why should modern medicine makers engage with green chemistry and environmental sustainability? Compliance with existing environmental legislation is a given, but we also need to look at what’s around the corner. Products are increasingly being scrutinized by shareholders and stakeholders alike in terms of green credentials like carbon footprint and environmental fate. The industry will be held to ever-higher standards in terms of our impact on society and the natural world.
But it’s more than being a good corporate citizen. Greener and more sustainable manufacturing means the elimination of hazardous and environmentally damaging materials, lower usage of input materials, reagents and solvents, so less demand on natural resources and less waste to dispose of at the end of the process. This should simplify supply chains and lower costs – it’s good business sense.
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