Low impact on the Environment

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We continuously try to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment by setting ambitious targets for the environmental topics that are material for Fagron.

The topics that we find important:

  • Climate change and (renewable) energy use
  • Emissions to air and soil
  • Waste management

We actively work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, reducing emissions to air and soil, and improving waste management.

Our efforts to lower our environmental impact contribute to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and our investments in solar panels and energy saving measures.

Climate change and (renewable) energy use

The health and safety of people worldwide is impacted by the consequences of climate change. We endorse the Paris Agreement on climate change. We find it essential to set targets consistent with keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius in comparison to pre-industrial levels (1900). In the long term, this means reducing emissions to (close to) net zero in 2050.

Our targets for 2025:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas intensity with 30% compared to 2019 emissions (5% reduction per year).
  • Reduce energy intensity with 18% compared to 2019 energy use (3% reduction per year).
  • 50% of electricity use is renewable (100% in 2030).

Emissions to air and soil

Because we generate waste and use fossil fuels to run our operations, we create air and soil emissions. Apart from greenhouse gas emissions, this includes nitrous oxides and particulate matter emissions to air.

Our target for 2025:

  • Reduce NOx emission intensity from our facilities and vehicles with 40% compared to 2019 emissions.

Waste management

Waste is generated throughout Fagron’s supply chain, by Fagron at our facilities and at our suppliers and our customers.

We contribute by improving waste management at our facilities. Of course, we comply with applicable legislation concerning waste management but want to go beyond compliance. We strive to minimize the amount of hazardous and residual waste that we generate at our facilities.

The quantity of waste generated at our facilities is small compared to the packaging of our products. We want to contribute to the reduction of the quantity of packaging used and to the shift from fossil-based plastic to more sustainable alternatives.

Our target for 2025:

  • Separate paper/carton, metal packaging, and plastic packaging in all Fagron locations.