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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Sustainability

Our primary mission is to serve patients by developing innovative medicines for grievous illnesses. We also strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and good neighbour. We know that we must all do our part to tackle critical environmental issues, such as the effects of climate change and the depletion of natural resources. At Amgen, we are executing a comprehensive environmental sustainability plan that represents our long-term commitment to environmental responsibility.

Our plan is based on achieving four objectives: measure and reduce our environmental impact, build a culture of environmental awareness, sustain our business and communicate our results. The passion and enthusiasm of our staff help fuel our maturing enterprise-wide approach to environmental sustainability as we look to integrate sustainable practices into our business right from the start: in our laboratories, in our manufacturing facilities and in our supply chain. Environmental sustainability makes good business sense, it’s an important investment in our future. If you would like to learn more about Amgen’s environmental sustainability efforts, please visit www.environment.amgen.com.

In Australia, Amgen have signed the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC). The Covenant is a voluntary initiative by government and our industry to reduce the environmental effects of packaging. It is designed to minimise the environmental impacts arising from the disposal of used packaging, conserve resources through better design and production processes and facilitate the re-use and recycling of used packaging materials.

The Covenant establishes a framework for the effective life cycle management of consumer packaging that will be delivered through a collaborative approach. Companies, government agencies and industry associations sign the Covenant and commit to certain responsibilities which contribute to achieving the Covenant performance goals and key performance indicators. Anyone involved in the packaging supply chain is invited to sign the Covenant.

All signatories to the Covenant recognise that a co-operative approach between industry and all spheres of government is essential to achieving national consistency in the lifecycle management of packaging and the implementation of sustainable kerbside collection systems.

Please follow the link below to view Amgen Australia’s APC Action Plan.

Amgen Australia’s APC Action Plan

APC Annual Report