AstraZeneca and sustainability

The climate emergency is a public health emergency for which there is no vaccine – and no one is immune. This crisis includes increasing levels of air pollution, flooding, extreme heat and drought. This is already impacting human health, with a rise in chronic conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory illnesses, and even death.

We are also seeing the devastating impact on our natural environment, biodiversity, and the communities dependent on these increasingly fragile ecosystems. Healthcare as a sector can and must do more to tackle the crisis – contributing over four per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. This requires everybody to play their part.

AstraZeneca is committed to convening and collaborating with others to make a difference through actions and delivery, not pledges. The organisation is on track to achieving its bold ambition of zero carbon emissions from global operations by 2025 and ensuring its entire value chain is carbon negative by 2030. Sustainability is being embedded in everything they do – from the lab to the patient. So, too, is a commitment to increasing health equity and access, which is core to a just and green recovery through and post the Covid-19 pandemic.

Through its commitment to net zero healthcare and delivering the latest innovation for patients around the world, AstraZeneca is helping improve the health of people and the planet. This is the moment to ‘reset’ how society thinks about healthy people, healthy planet, and healthy economic growth. To create a more sustainable and resilient world – now and together.

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