We are extremely pleased to announce that Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceuticals and life sciences companies in the world, has joined Manufacture 2030.
Bayer is guided by the vision, “Health for all, Hunger for none” and promotes inclusive growth and a responsible use of resources to help people and the planet thrive. For Bayer, inclusive growth means providing more people across the world with access to health care and food security, and devising solutions to protect the environment, especially decarbonization, climate adaptation, and biodiversity preservation.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, Bayer set itself an ambitious series of sustainability commitments and targets to be achieved by 2030. Included are targets to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 42%, and absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities, upstream transportation and distribution, and business travel, by 12%. By 2030, the remaining emissions of Bayer’s own operations will be fully offset by purchasing certificates from verified climate protection projects, especially in the areas of forest conservation and agriculture.
The new 5-year partnership with Manufacture 2030 is aimed at helping Bayer meet these targets. Launched in March this year, the programme focuses on reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions across 138 of Bayer’s own sites, covering all three business units globally – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science.
Bayer’s Head of Pharma Technology & Global Energy Manager, Thomas Gosmann, commented, “Given CO2 emissions are the main reason for climate change, Bayer is committed to making our business as resource efficient as possible, aiming to become carbon-neutral across our own operations by 2030. By partnering with Manufacture 2030 and their cloud-based platform, the Bee, we can better equip our operational teams with the know-how needed to reduce impacts, as well as track our site-level performance towards company targets. We are confident that by embedding innovative technologies like the Bee, we can play our part in protecting the climate.”
Martin Chilcott, Founder and CEO at Manufacture 2030, added, “We are delighted to be launching this new partnership with Bayer, helping them to achieve their Science Based Targets by reducing site-level environmental impacts. Helping people and the planet is at the heart of Bayer’s philosophy, as well as being an organisation full of expertise, so we are thrilled they have chosen our unique platform to aid them in continually improving the environmental sustainability of their business.”