CDP result 2016
For many years, the strategy has yielded a number of tangible results. For instance, we have already reached our long-term target to reduce CO2 emission by 55% in 2020 compared to 2006. By the end of 2016 we had reduced our CO2 emission by 58%. This is made possible by taking an integrated approach where dedicated teams of engineers and maintenance employees challenge habits and conventional thinking in order to identify new ways of reducing energy use.
In 2016 Lundbeck’s long-term CO2 reduction target was recognized as ‘Science Based’ by the UN Global Compact, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), World Resources Institute and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This level of reduction in the CO2 emission is required for all nations to keep the global warming below two degrees in 2100, which is the official target of the signatories of the Paris Agreement, UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-21).
We were also recognized as world leading by being included in the Carbon Disclosure Projects climate A List.
Lundbeck strives to minimize the number of work-related accidents and are working systematically with root cause analysis and preventive actions. Despite this systematic effort, we experienced an increase in the number of accidents and the related days of absence during 2016. We are using this undesired development as an opportunity to learn more about the causes and how to prevent them and have made a thorough analysis including accidents both with and without absence in the last 5 years. The results from the analysis will be used to implement more preventive actions and we remain determined to reverse the unfortunate increase in the level of accidents by 2017.
Find our performance data in graphic form below: