Protecting Our Environment
Our environmental management approach incorporates best practices and programs related to energy, water, waste, transportation and supply chain operations within our company. With the advent of our Sustainability Committee, Celgene is encouraging employee participation and enhancing education with the goal of reducing the company’s carbon footprint. Accounting and measurement strategies are outlined in our Carbon Management Inventory Management Plan and include references from the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the Climate Registry, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocols and the World Business Council for Sustainability Development’s Water Tool.
The developed environmental management approach includes:
- Researching and implementing projects to reduce environmental impacts that generate measurable and meaningful results.
- Realizing risks and opportunities related to climate change.
- Educating and motivating our employees to participate in environmental stewardship plans.
- Reporting and disclosing the company’s environmental performance and progress.
Celgene has promoted and endorsed pragmatic strategies to reduce our environmental impact at our facilities and within the communities where we are located. Some of these strategies include the following:
- Purchasing electricity derived from certified renewable energy sources (solar and/or wind from utilities).
- Enhanced monitoring of utility resources, including natural gas, electricity and municipal water supply.
- Collection of organic/biodegradable waste for compost creation and continued expansion for collection of recyclable waste.
- Various energy-efficient lighting retrofits and inclusion of similar fixtures in renovations and new projects.
- Continued replacement and optimization of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and infrastructure systems with more modern and efficient systems.
Each facility and business unit is responsible for continual awareness of potential situations that could impact the site and/or business unit. Possible situations can include a wide range of issues, such as (but not limited to) regulatory mandates, natural disasters (for example, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods), public service interruption (for example, electricity, water, air travel, roads, railways) and public health threats. The comprehensive list of identified risks and opportunities, as well as the potential financial implications, can be found in Celgene’s CDP Carbon and Water reports.