External benchmarking

In 2016 we were recognised as a global leader in both the CDP Climate and Water A Lists. Only 193 companies (9% of applicants) made the Climate A List and we were one of only 24 (3% of applicants) to make the Water A List.

Both A Lists were released as part of wider reports into corporate action on carbon reduction and water waste. The reports examine how, by managing environmental risks and opportunities, businesses can significantly contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, in 2016 we were delighted to retain our certification as the only pharmaceutical company to have achieved the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard and Water Standard for cutting carbon emissions and water use across our operations globally.