We are raising the bar for environmental performance with our 2027 targets.
Since 2008, Amgen’s environmental sustainability program has implemented projects resulting in a 33% reduction in carbon emissions, 30% reduction in water usage and 28% reduction in waste disposal. In 2020, we exceeded our second generation of environmental targets as established in 2012. Our 2027 environmental sustainability targets build on our success in meeting our previous two generations of targets.
The “Road to Net Zero” is Amgen’s third set of environmental sustainability targets focused on achieving carbon neutrality1 from our operations, further reducing water use by 40% and waste disposal by 75% by 2027. As Amgen takes these next steps in sustainability, we are extending outreach globally, with the intention of growing responsibly and sustainably as a company.
2027 Target Design
Amgen’s 2027 environmental sustainability targets are designed to track the plan’s progress through deliberate efforts. Amgen established its targets using a baseline taken from performance in 2019. This was because impacts from COVID-19 resulted in atypical results in 2020.
Amgen has created a portfolio of projects and initiatives to achieve the targeted reductions by 2027. We track the results of these projects and initiatives as progress towards the reduction targets, counting results where reduction is confirmed through a formal measurement and verification process. We believe that this approach provides more thoughtful and transparent progress towards our targets.
Amgen’s approach to achieving carbon neutrality has a primary focus on innovative and efficient technologies to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions from Amgen-owned operations and procurement of renewable energy. For operations in which carbon emissions cannot be eliminated, Amgen supports additional environmental and sustainability projects that sequester or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, Amgen’s plan includes engaging with our partners to assist with and encourage carbon reductions throughout our value chain.