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Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

As a global leader in healthcare, Allergan is committed to operating a safe and responsible company that works to promote the health and vitality of our employee teams and minimize the impact of our business on environmental resources and the communities where we operate.

Environmental Health & Safety Policy Statement PDF

As part of our commitment to Environmental Responsibility, Allergan aligns with leading global environmental not-for-profit organizations that share our commitment to protecting and preserving the Earth’s natural resources.

Our procurement teams seek partners and suppliers who share our commitment to the environment. As part of our supplier review process, potential partners are asked to provide information on their Company’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Sustainability

In 2016, we set an ambitious goal to reduce our environmental impact by committing to a 20% reduction by 2020 (our 20/20 Challenge).

In 2018, we continued to make progress towards that goal by:

  • Abiding by our Social Contract with Patients, which includes our commitment to making treatments accessible and affordable, while maintaining high standards of quality and safety.
  • Increasing employee engagement in our safety programs as measured by our Good Observation rate, by more than 250% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Reducing absolute greenhouse gas emission from our manufacturing/R&D operations by over 25% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Reducing absolute greenhouse gas emission from our manufacturing/R&D operations by over 25% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Reducing absolute energy consumption from our manufacturing/R&D operations by more than 7% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Reducing absolute energy consumption from our manufacturing/R&D operations by more than 7% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Reducing total waste by more than 8% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Engaging with 100 key suppliers regarding their Sustainability Performance.
  • Maintaining our employee injury/illness rate within the top quartile of performance compared to our peers. We have reduced our injury rate by over 20% compared to 2015 baseline.
  • Employees contributing more than 9,000 hours of their time for volunteer activities.
  • Providing more than 10 million dollars in charitable contributions through The Allergan Foundation. 

We're on track to meet our key 2020 Sustainability commitments, and are proud to be recognized for our efforts, including receiving the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good indices.

We will continue to work toward meeting our sustainability goals and reducing our environmental impact. Together, we are working to ensure a cleaner, greener Allergan.

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