We work to achieve environmental accreditation through our chosen partner, Carbon Smart. In 2009 we achieved the Carbon Smart ‘blue’ accreditation, progressed to ‘silver’ accreditation in 2010, and have committed to retain the silver accreditation standard to date.
We recognise that the largest independent contributor to the carbon footprint calculation is that of air travel, and we take active steps to reduce non-essential meetings and use teleconference facilities wherever possible. In addition, we continue to focus on making improvements and reducing the carbon footprint of our business.
We are committed to ensuring that all staff, initially through the induction process and then with regular updates, are informed of our commitment to the environment. We liaise with other Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Offices globally in order to share information regarding developments in this area, as appropriate.