Celgene’s environmental management approach incorporates best practices and programs related to energy, water, waste, transportation, and supply chain operations within our company. Our approach includes:
- Researching and implementing projects to reduce environmental impacts that generate measurable and meaningful results
- Realizing risks and opportunities related to climate change
- Educating and motivating our employees to participate in environmental stewardship plans
- Reporting and disclosing the Company’s environmental performance and progress
In addition, we encourage employees to participate in sustainable practices, such as recycling, aimed at reducing the company’s environmental footprint while enhancing their own education and awareness.
We have outlined accounting and measurement strategies in Celgene’s Carbon Management Inventory Management Plan and include references from the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the Climate Registry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocols, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Global Water Tool.
As of 2018, Celgene is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, which recognizes companies that are committed to using renewable sources of energy. In total, our U.S. facilities get 73 percent of their electricity from wind, a clean and renewable source of energy. EPA Green Power Partners are using more than 36 billion kilowatt hours of green power every year. That is equivalent to the power produced by more than 32,000 football fields covered with solar panels, according to the EPA.