We are working beyond our direct operations to reduce environmental and social impact throughout our value chain. By working to strengthen the sustainability performance of our suppliers we have the potential to reduce our collective environmental footprint, and improve our overall operational performance. Recognizing the importance of our relationships with suppliers to achieve our mission, our Supplier Sustainability Program is designed to ensure that our suppliers not only address quality, cost and reliability requirements, but also ethical, environmental and social considerations.
The Supplier Code of Conduct is the foundation for the Supplier Sustainability Program, establishing the fundamental expectations that Amgen has for its suppliers, and closely aligned with the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management. Other elements of the Program include:
- Sustainability performance assessments to evaluate key suppliers' performance in relation to Amgen's Supplier Code of Conduct.
- Collaboration with suppliers to understand the environmental footprint over our product's lifecycle, including the use of Product Sustainability Profiles to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Use of the Green Packaging Design rating system to increase use of environmentally-preferable packaging. For instance, nearly 100 percent of Amgen's paper-based packaging components for clinical and commercial products are sourced from certified-sustainable forests.
- On-going monitoring of emerging global regulatory requirements associated with supply chains, to ensure that our Supplier Sustainability Program addresses those requirements in all markets in which we operate.
Links providing more details on the elements within the Supplier Sustainability Program are provided below.