Sustainability

Sustainability

Inspired by the global objectives set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda, IBSA has published its 5th Sustainability Report referred to the year 2022
 

Started in 2015, the path continues with a constant commitment, aimed at maximising the positive effects that restore well-being to the community.
 

Operating responsibly in order to generate economic value, IBSA gives the same degree of priority both to the promotion of social progress and to the preservation of the environmental resources.

The project #IBSA2030. Your Future, Our Mission was born to describe the company’s journey towards sustainability.

#IBSA2030 aims to examine in depth the actions and tools deployed by IBSA to contribute to global development, promote human well-being and protect the environment. Actions that adhere to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in 2015 by the United Nations in their 2030 Agenda. IBSA recognizes the importance of this initiative and is committed to sustainability, starting from a selection of 8 goals out of the total of 17 chosen by the UN.

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#IBSA2030. Your Future, Our Mission

A tangible commitment to the well-being and health of the Person; policies for an increasingly responsible production; new challenges for environmental protection: here are the stages of IBSA’s journey towards sustainability. Looking at the Person as a whole, and not only to the treatment of diseases, IBSA aims to fulfil the promise of a sustainability integrated in the social, environmental and economic dimension, by promoting health, beauty, innovation. IBSA Close to you, testifies to the will to act day after day, giving its own positive and constructive contribution for the community. 

SDG 3 – Health and well-being

Today a new journey begins to discover some of the most significant Sustainable Development Goals introduced by the 2030 Agenda, signed in 2015 by 193 member countries of the United Nations. The third goal focuses on the topic of everyone’s health and well-being. Improving the quality of life of our patients and the well-being of our employees is at the heart of our culture. We fulfill this duty by offering effective, safe, and accessible treatments; safeguarding and promoting the safety and well-being of our employees. Watch the video!

SDG 4 – Quality education

The fourth has an important goal: to promote a quality education, fostering the dialogue between humanistic knowledge and scientific knowledge with approaches that involve the community at all levels and with creative and innovative languages. Through IBSA Foundation for scientific research, we are committed to promoting education by providing scholarships, organizing scientific forums, and publishing scientific papers. We ensure our employees continuously update and upgrade their skills through training and further education courses. Watch the video!

SDG 5 – Gender equality

Goal 5 aims to achieve equal opportunities between women and men within the economic development, the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls and equal rights at all levels of participation. For IBSA, gender equality is essential. The Group’s Code of Ethics prohibits any kind of discrimination, including that based on gender: in IBSA there is no inequality of treatment – nor any difference in terms of career opportunities – between men and women. 

 

SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8 aims to foster lasting, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
IBSA is committed to always operating in compliance with the principles recognised by UN, ILO, OECD : protecting the confidentiality (privacy) of collaborators, customers and patients; condemning all types of violence and discrimination; ensuring that child labor is not exploited, nor that forced or clandestine labor is implemented

SDA 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Innovation and sustainable infrastructure are essential tools for the growth of productivity and income and aim to achieve better health and education outcomes. IBSA is committed to continuously improving the efficiency of its quality infrastructures, reconfiguring them in a sustainable way. Through a redesign of the external and internal spaces, the new Lodi site antares provides for efficient solutions from an energy and environmental sustainability perspective, with an approach focused on the well-being of People. 

SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12 promotes the implementation of a sustainable consumption and production model, adopting an environmentally friendly approach to chemicals and waste. This goal must be achieved through sustainable business management and the reduction of the volume of waste. At IBSA we work to reduce our impact on natural resources and treat chemicals and waste responsibly. We adopt sustainable practices, follow strict procedures and try to be as transparent as possible in reporting our activities, with the publication of an annual sustainability report.

SDG 13 - Climate Action

Goal 13 promotes the implementation of urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences. Since 2015 we have been committed to reducing and communicating the impact of our activities on the environment by publishing Sustainability Reports. We work with the Swiss Energy Agency to reduce emissions from our operations. IBSA recognizes the importance of these initiatives and undertakes to develop its activities in relation to the eight objectives chosen. We are aware that the road is long and complex, but the #IBSA2030 project is concretely guiding us towards this important ecological transition. Goal 13 promotes the implementation of urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences.

SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions 

Goal 16 promotes peaceful and inclusive societies oriented towards a sustainable development; it also aims to provide universal access to justice and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The pharmaceutical and medical device industry is one of the most regulated in the world. This level of regulation – combined with IBSA’s vision of placing people and their health and well-being at the centre of its work – translates into the obligation to carry out the company’s activities according to the highest ethical, regulatory and legal standards. In 2017, together with the Code of Ethics, the IBSA Group drafted a document containing its own anti-corruption guidelines – in addition to the government ones already in force – with the aim of disseminating and ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Anti-Corruption regulations.