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 €6 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.
All of the three manufacturing sites in Ireland are ISO certified,
with Standards for Energy (ISO 50001), Environment (ISO 14001), and
Occupational Health & Safety Management (OHSAS 18001). Currently,
sites have transitioned, or are in the process of transitioning to the
new versions of ISO 5001: 2018 and ISO 45001: 2018.