Delivering on Our Promise to Preserve a Healthier Planet
Our commitment to a healthier world means delivering for both people and our planet. We take this responsibility seriously, and our promise is to continue to further build environmental considerations into our business so we can deliver a sustainable world for the next century and beyond.
CSL recognises that responsible management and efficient use of natural resources is key to the company’s sustainable growth and its ability to deliver an efficient and reliable supply of life-saving medicines. We support meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement to avoid the worst impacts of climate change as identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
We’ll continue to execute on our sustainability strategy with a focus on:
- Integrating sustainability considerations into business decisions
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Minimising end-to-end production of waste through removal, reduction & recycling
- Reducing carbon emissions and waste in our supply chain
In recognition of the role that we can play in contributing to global efforts to address climate change and support the transition to a low-carbon future, CSL has made a commitment to minimise our climate change impact by reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
As part of our broader sustainability strategy to build a more sustainable future for employees, communities, patients and donors, CSL announced, in 2022, new carbon emissions reduction targets that serve as a transparent roadmap to decarbonise global operations by cutting direct and indirect carbon emissions.
We have committed to a 40% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, using the average of CSL’s FY19-21 emissions as the basis. Further, we intend to ensure that suppliers who contribute 67% of our Scope 3 emissions have set Science-Based Targets initiative-aligned Scope 1 and Scope 2 reductions by 2030.
CSL has an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) function, which ensures its facilities operate to industry and regulatory standards. This strategy includes compliance with government regulations and commitments to minimise the impact of operations on the environment. Our EHS Management System provides the platform for policies, procedures and guidelines that manage our business processes.
We are committing resources and time into new technology to capture, calculate and report global environmental data, a significant stepping stone to delivering on our roadmap for achieving our emissions reduction targets.