Environmental, Health and Safety at Alexion
Our commitment to environmental stewardship and the health and safety of our people is governed by a strong Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy endorsed by our CEO. All employees and contractors are covered by this policy. Our environmental management system (EMS) follows widely accepted global standards, including ISO 14001, and is backed by an extensive suite of in-house EHS standards.
In 2020, an independent consultant completed a comprehensive EHS audit of our manufacturing sites and R&D facilities worldwide. We also began working with a specialist consultancy to conduct a Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) of our major manufacturing sites, contract manufacturers, distribution centers and logistics activities.
Taking Actions Around the World
We aspire to be responsible stewards of our shared environment. Click on the “+” icon on each image to learn more about what we accomplished in 2020.
Our College Park facility developed a water stewardship plan and is taking action to improve processes and reduce consumption.
Our Bogart facility is on course to recycle approximately 500 pounds of glass and composting waste per year.
By installing a new steam boiler at our New Haven site, we’ve reduced water consumption by more than 500,000 gallons a year.
Our Athlone facility is now recycling all plastic waste produced from the manufacturing of our products. That’s the equivalent of approximately two pallets of waste per week.
Our Bogotá facility is changing behaviors including eliminating single-use bottles, printing less, collecting used batteries for recycling and using motion sensors to reduce electricity use.