AbbVie is advancing the long-term sustainability of operations, including our commercial and manufacturing facilities in Ireland, by reducing the energy we consume, reducing the water we use and reducing the waste we generate. Since its inception in 2013, AbbVie has invested more than €8+ million in sustainable and renewable energy programmes in Ireland.
AbbVie aims to reduce our carbon footprint as part of our overall commitment to operating responsibly. We have established absolute reduction goals, and we invest in technology and infrastructure to reduce our carbon footprint accordingly.
Globally, AbbVie has continued to make progress on our absolute environmental sustainability targets relative to our 2015 baseline, even as our business has grown. In 2018, the company reduced absolute total waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) by ten per cent, delivered a recycling rate of 32 per cent, and reduced absolute water consumption by eleven per cent.