Biogen is committed to eliminating fossil fuels from its operations worldwide by 2040, as well as collaborating with several institutions to improve the health of populations, especially the most vulnerable communities.
According to the note released, this Wednesday, these two initiatives are part of the Healthy Climate responsibility program, Healthy Lives, in which the company plans to invest 250 million dollars (about 206,52 million euros).
In order to achieve this goal, North American biotechnology has defined a plan of measures to be adopted from 2021, which involves encouraging 80% of suppliers to adopt measures to eliminate fossil fuels by 2025, estimating that 50% of these are using only renewable electricity sources by 2030, increasing to 90% by 2040.
In addition, it plans to replace its current fleet with more than 1.500 electric vehicles by 2025, as well as install charging systems for these cars in more than 30 locations. In Portugal, for example, the company's fleet has been fully hybrid since 2015.
By 2050, Biogen wants to establish new green chemistry goals by 2021, and to implement these principles at all stages of therapeutic development by 2030. During this period, it will invest in the disposal, minimization and recycling of fossil fuel-derived plastic.
In addition to the measures listed, Biogen is also collaborating with several institutions, such as MIT and Harvard University's TH Chan School of Public Health, to find strategies to mitigate the environmental and health impact of climate change, promote the implementation of health policies aimed especially at the most vulnerable communities, and to support health facilities with few resources.