Amgen’s 2020 Environmental Sustainability Plan
Amgen’s 2020 Environmental Sustainability Plan, our second plan since 2008, covers the full scope of our business, allowing us to gain a better understanding of our overall environmental impact and integrate sustainability into our products and processes. The plan is focused on driving sustainable practices in the areas of research, development, and manufacturing; transportation and distribution; commercial operations; sourcing; and products and packaging. As part of our plan, we are committed to achieving specific targets (please see table below):
Reduce Our Environmental Impact
Amgen's conservation efforts will save resources and reduce our impact on the environment.
- Reduce Facility Carbon by 10%
- Reduce Fleet Carbon by 20%
- Reduce Disposed Waste by 35%
- Reduce Water Use by 10%
Please refer to the Targets section of this report for more detail.
Integrate Sustainability Into Our Value Chain
Integrating sustainability into the core of our business will better prepare us for the future.
- Integrate innovative design to achieve efficient use of resources
- Design sustainability into products and processes from the beginning
- Reduce risk by selecting sustainable and responsible suppliers
Please refer to the Sustainable by Design section of this report for more detail.
Strengthen Our Culture of Environmental Awareness
Innovative staff members will drive our efforts to conserve resources.
- Empower staff to reduce environmental impact
- Reward staff for dedication to innovative practices in environmental sustainability.
Please refer to the Staff section of this report for more detail.
Transparency and Materiality
We have evaluated the areas of environmental sustainability that are most material* to us from a Global Reporting Initiative perspective. In identifying material environmental aspects, we’ve weighed many factors, such as our impact on the environment, the potential effects of climate change, and benefits to our business through greater operational efficiencies and cost savings. The results are shown graphically in the figure below. Our report reflects the environmental sustainability impacts that we are addressing through our 2020 plan.
Environmental Sustainability Materiality Assessment Based on Reporting Importance