Amgen has a longstanding objective to conduct its operations in an environmentally responsible manner, and we regularly set targets to challenge ourselves to improve. We have successfully advanced our environmental sustainability program since 2007 while increasing our global production capacity and expanding our presence to approximately 100 countries. Investing in sustainable operations can also improve efficiency and create value, including by reducing operating costs and increasing resilience.
2022 marked the third year of our latest environmental sustainability program.1 By 2027, we are working to:
- Achieve carbon neutrality for Amgen-owned and operated facilities and operations;
- Reduce water consumption by 40% from a 2019 baseline;
- Reduce waste disposed by 75% from a 2019 baseline.
To achieve our 2027 goals, Amgen is focusing on the use of innovative approaches and processes as well as efficiency improvements, and increased sourcing of renewable energy. Additionally, we established an enterprise-wide framework to engage with our suppliers to assist and encourage carbon reductions throughout our value chain. We estimate that more than 90% of our GHG emissions come from this value chain.
Program Elements within the Healthy Planet Pillar
Our investment in environmental sustainability has not only reduced our impact on the planet but can also improve efficiency and create value, including by reducing operating costs and increasing resilience.
Our Supplier Sustainability Program is designed to ensure that our suppliers address quality, cost and reliability requirements, business ethics, labor and human rights, and environmental impacts.