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Green and sustainable science

Protecting the environment is a key part of our commitment to operating responsibly.

Why green chemistry matters

We believe it’s our responsibility to bring medicines and vaccines to people in a way that sustains a healthy planet, including lowering the environmental impact of our products and packaging. That’s why we’re employing a green and sustainable science framework that applies green chemistry principles and quantitative sustainability metrics and goals to our scientific process.

Impact Report 2022/2023

What is green chemistry?

Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. It aims to minimize environmental impact while maximizing efficiency, safety, and economic viability. By focusing on the principles of sustainability, green chemistry promotes the development of eco-friendly alternatives across various industries.

How we're innovating sustainable solutions

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Green and sustainable science in action

Watch to learn more from our scientists about green chemistry and sustainable drug development.

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Programs and initiatives

We’ve developed tools, initiatives and programs to help create cost-efficient manufacturing processes with low environmental impact.

We're a recognized leader in green chemistry

Take a look at some of the honors we've received for our leadership in green chemistry.

2023 Peter J. Dunn Award for design of biocatalytic cascade

We're honored to receive the 2023 Peter J. Dunn Award for the design of a biocatalytic cascade, a novel process using natural substances including enzymes to build molecular complexity while drastically reducing hazardous waste.

2022 Green Chemistry Award for the development of a sustainable manufacturing process

This award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized our company’s development of a green and sustainable manufacturing process for large quantities of medicine while preventing millions of pounds of waste per year. This marks our sixth consecutive Green Chemistry Challenge Award and ninth overall.

American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute® Pharmaceutical Roundtable

We’re a founding member of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute® Pharmaceutical Roundtable, a partnership between the institute and member pharmaceutical companies. The Roundtable drives the advancement of education and research on new ways to apply green and sustainable science to pharmaceutical discovery and manufacturing.

2023 Barron’s Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

We're honored to be the top pharmaceutical company in Barron's list of 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies for 2023. This award is a testament to our colleagues and partners whose commitment to sustainability helped us earn a spot on the list for the third year in a row.