TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that its targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), providing external validation of the Company’s ambitious commitments to minimize its environmental footprint.
As one of the world's largest manufacturers of generic medicines, Teva makes treatments more affordable and accessible - reaching nearly 200 million patients every day. With its vast global presence, the Company views its decarbonization activities as an opportunity to make a significant impact on the environment.
The targets validated by SBTi are to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 46% by 2030 (vs. 2019), aligning to a 1.5°C pathway, and reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 25% by 2030 (vs. 2020), aligning to a well-below 2°C pathway.
Scope 1 and 2 target is integrated into Teva’s financing strategy, as part of the Company’s $5 billion sustainability-linked bond, which was the largest of its kind from any sector at the time of issuance and the first ever issued by a generic medicines company.
“The health of our planet is inherently linked to the health of those who inhabit it, and health is what we do at Teva,” said Amalia Adler-Waxman, Senior Vice President, Global Head, ESG and Head of Corporate Affairs of International Markets at Teva. “Our ambitious targets guide us in doing our part to promote a healthier, more sustainable future, and with SBTi’s validation, we have confirmation that they are science-based and aligned with global goals to combat climate change.”
Protecting the environment is part of Teva’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, and inherent to the Company’s culture. Progress toward these goals is a result of efforts across Teva’s business, such as converting some manufacturing sites to 100% renewable electricity, implementing energy efficiency projects, introducing low-carbon truck fleets and electric vehicles, recycling water and making office catering and canteen services more sustainable.
Teva will continue to share progress against its environmental targets and externally verify its performance in the Company’s annual ESG Progress Report.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) has been developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are a global leader in generic, biosimilar and innovative medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of innovative medicines and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at www.tevapharm.com.
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