In early 2016, Celgene’s Sustainability Committee identified four actionable and measurable environmental goals that are of material importance to Celgene and for which new 2020 improvement targets were set: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, electricity sourcing, water withdrawal, and waste generation. We have been making significant progress to improve our performance on these goals for the past seven years and believe these new goals will continue to drive us forward over the years to come. Using 2015 as a baseline, the new targets for 2020 are:
We have already decreased GHG emissions in our operations by 36 percent since 2012, and increased electricity purchases from certified renewable sources to 42 percent of total consumption in 2015, in excess of 28,000 megawatt-hours. We will continue to measure—and publicly report on—the progress on our 2020 goals using relative quantitative values compared to the total area (square feet) of our scoped facilities to normalize and compare data year-over-year.
Learn more about our progress in environmental performance in our most recent corporate responsibility report.