We will encourage associates across our operations to adopt an environmental sustainability mindset.
We will work to understand how a changing climate will impact people's health and deliver environmentally sustainable medicines.
We will minimize the impact of our actions on the planet and invest in environmental solutions that also protect biodiversity.
Our Strategy and Targets
We aim to drive sustainability through our own operations, as well as those of our suppliers, and we have set ambitious targets to minimize our impacts on climate, waste and water.
In 2021, we committed to becoming Net Zero by 2040. We are currently in the process of aligning our strategy and targets to the new Science Based Targets (SBT) Net Zero Standard published in October 2021.
Our 2022 Performance⁴
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) vs. 2016 baseline
reduction in water consumption in our own operations vs. 2016 baseline
reduction in waste disposal vs. 2016 baseline
Environmental sustainability reporting
We take our responsibility to protect the environment seriously. Additional information about our progress against targets and our efforts to reduce our impacts on the environment is published in the following documents.
Novartis in Society Integrated Report 2022
The Novartis in Society Integrated Report covers our business, strategy and performance, including on environmental, social and governance topics.
Environmental Performance Indicators 2022
Environmental data in the Novartis in Society Integrated Report includes best estimates for October-December. This data has now been updated with actual data for the full year 2022.