Friday 6 December 2019

Biotech firm Gilead Sciences commits to 25% emissions reductions by 2025

Biotech firm Gilead Sciences commits to 25% emissions reductions by 2025

US biotechnology company Gilead Sciences has made a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025.

It believes the impact of climate change on “under-deserved and at-risk populations” has enormous implications on global health, including increasing transmission of serious diseases, compounding health risks for the young and elderly and greater danger for those already immune-compromised.

It is therefore making the pledge in line with the Paris Agreement’s central aim of keeping global temperature rise to below 2°C.

Gilead Sciences has set out a plan that includes procuring renewable energy, installing energy efficiency technologies as well as measures to improve the performance of its facilities, to ensure it meets its goal.

The company has also committed to external annual reporting of its Scope 1 and 2 emissions and the progress it is making ahead of 2025.

Joydeep Ganguly, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations said: “Science is at the core of Gilead’s business and the science of climate change is clear.

“At Gilead, we recognise the urgency to mitigate the threat of climate change and are committed to doing our part to transition to a low carbon future. We believe that protecting the environment is integral to our mission, which is why we continuously strive to improve our environmental practices through conservation and pollution-prevention principles.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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