For the second year running Lundbeck has been named in the world elite regarding reducing environmental impact. The independent interest group Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which sets the global standard for actions against climate change, has included Lundbeck is on its 2017 Climate A list. This list includes only 106 global companies out of over 6,300 companies reporting to the CDP, so it truly represents the world’s climate elite. Only a few other Danish companies have made the A-list.
The acknowledgement of Lundbeck is based on our reduction of our CO2-emissions by 27,000 tons and the energy consumption by 45,000 MWh since 2006, the latter equaling the yearly consumption of more than 11,000 households. The reductions correspond to 58% and 32% respectively.
The reduced consumption and emissions have been created both through investment in new energy efficient technology and more efficient operation of existing systems and plants.
At Lundbeck business and energy optimization go together, so we invest in concrete reductions leading to savings. Our reduced consumption has led to yearly saving of DKK +20m meaning that environment friendly investments usually are paid back within three years.
See and hear Lars Bang explain further about the CDP A-listing:
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.