Sanofi plans eco-friendly additions to Brisbane manufacturing campus
Sanofi is aiming to expand its eco-friendly and renewable energy ecosystem with plans to install solar panels on the car park, add electric vehicle charging points to the staff car park and gradually convert the corporate cars to electric vehicles over a longer period of time.
In Australia, Sanofi has completed the installation of 1,500 solar panels at the North Brisbane manufacturing campus, as well as having announced its new commitment to doubling its green energy at the site.
Sanofi is one of the major medicines and vaccines companies in Australia, having over 50 medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, six on the Life Saving Drugs Program, and 17 vaccines that are used in the country, seven of which being on the National Immunisation Program. It is estimated that up to 95% of young Australians will have a Sanofi vaccine by the time they reach five years old, and one in four Australians are thought to have had a Sanofi flu jab.
As well as being a leader in the Australian pharmaceutical market, Sanofi is leading the way with eco-friendly action. Its new solar panels in Brisbane mark just one step in the company’s aim to become carbon neutral across its whole value chain by 2030.
Anika Wells, MP, Minister for Sport, and member of the House of Representatives for Lilley, commented: “As the Federal Member for Lilley, it’s wonderful to see businesses in our local area acting on climate change and prioritising green energy to help future proof our community.”
Karen Hood, Country Lead for Sanofi Australia and New Zealand, added: “As a global healthcare company, we recognise that climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our age and that environmental action, taken by everyone, is key to protecting the health of people worldwide. […] Globally we are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and net-zero by 2050 across all scopes. We have started a number of major programmes to deliver on these commitments including switching to renewable energy across all global operations. Locally, our solar panel programme in Brisbane is a proud part of this critical journey.”
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