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Supporting the era of green pharmaceuticals in the UK

November 29, 2022


‘Supporting the era of green pharmaceuticals in the UK’ highlights that, while Britain can play a leading role in the sustainability agenda for pharmaceuticals, action must also be taken on a global scale to ensure impact.

The pharmaceutical industry’s share of health service carbon emissions is estimated to be between 12% and 35%, different studies taking different measures of the NHS carbon footprint as the total. Nonetheless, the majority of emissions (70% to 90%) of most pharma companies lay outside their direct control, though they have made commitments to play a part in reaching net zero targets.

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