Becoming an environmentally sustainable business
Our ambition is to be a catalyst for positive change and a leader in environmental sustainability.
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. We have already made significant progress. While Novartis Group sales have increased in the past 10 years, our consumption of energy and water, as well as our greenhouse gas emissions, have declined.
Science Based Targets
Novartis is proud to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative which champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. The initiative is a collaboration between the not-for-profit CDP, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and is one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.
Tonnes of carbon emissions (scope 1 and 2) reduced vs. 2016
Fewer cubic meters of water discharged vs 2016