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Environment, health and safety | Responsibility | About us | Grünenthal Group

Driving progress towards a sustainable future

The world’s limited resources are becoming increasingly depleted and the environmental footprint of humankind is already more than the planet can sustain. That’s why we’re committed to driving progress towards environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

At Grünenthal, we actively support the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to drive progress towards a sustainable future by acting as a call to action for politics, business and society on topics including inequality, climate change and justice. Our company’s efforts to promote sustainable development include defining sub-goals that are relevant for our operations and introducing management systems in line with leading international standards for environment, health and safety. We collect and analyse data from our production sites and use it to continuously improve resource efficiency and occupational safety, while also cutting waste.

% reduction of work accidents at our production sites; from 34 in 2017 to 23 in 2018


% reduction of total water consumption of our production sites; from 228,900 m3 in 2017 to 227,000 m3 in 2018


% or 10,000 m3 of treated wastewater reused for irrigation at our site in Ecuador


Global Energy Program introduced across our sites worldwide to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency


% or 722,000 m3 of contaminate-free cooling water returned to the groundwater at our site in Switzerland