Zuellig Pharma focused on ‘respecting the environment’

As part of its commitment to build a more sustainable value chain, Zuellig Pharma continues to expand its sustainability programs and collaborates with clients and other stakeholders on various green or environmental initiatives.

Over the past year, the leading healthcare solutions company has partnered with public and private organizations in environmental conservation activities aimed at supporting a healthier future for Asia.

“Zuellig Pharma believes that we have the responsibility to be a driving force in building a more sustainable world for future generations,” said Jannette Jakosalem, Market Managing Director of Zuellig Pharma Philippines.

“Respecting the environment is one of the key impact pillars of our sustainability framework and we pursue initiatives that will support global efforts at protecting the environment and combating climate change,” she added.

In September 2023, Zuellig Pharma employees demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by actively participating in the Santa Rosa City Environment and Natural Resources Office’s coastal clean-up activity in Barangay Aplaya, in the province of Laguna.

They joined hundreds of volunteers who worked tirelessly to remove plastic debris from the shores, contributing to the restoration of the lake and the reduction of ocean pollution. The team’s collective efforts resulted in the removal of over 170 kilograms of plastic waste.

Zuellig Pharma, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, organized a ‘Plant-a-Forest Initiative’ at the La Mesa Nature Reserve, a watershed area surrounding the La Mesa Reservoir in Quezon City.

Tree Planting Day at the Zuellig Pharma Canlubang Distribution Center in Laguna.

A total of 400 sandalwood tree seedlings were planted and are anticipated to reach heights of up to 200 feet over the next 20 years. Sandalwood trees not only yield valuable timber and essential oils but also provide vital habitat for native plants and wildlife.

Moreover, Zuellig Pharma recently held a tree planting activity at the Canlubang Distribution Center (CDC) Warehouse in Canlubang, Laguna. Officers and staff from the CDC and representatives from various third-party service providers supported the project that saw the planting of fruit-bearing seedlings.

To close the year, Zuellig Pharma signed a power supply agreement with local renewal energy solutions provider ACEN RES to supply 100% renewable energy to power the CDC and the Santa Rosa Distribution Center – its two major distribution facilities in the Philippines.

Just last month, Zuellig Pharma became the first and only organization in the Asia Pacific, and one of two companies worldwide in the Road Transport activity group, to make it to the “A-List for Climate Change” by CDP – a non-profit organization that runs the global environmental disclosure system for business and subnational governments.

The healthcare solutions company was also awarded the Platinum medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, for the third consecutive year in 2023.

Zuellig Pharma remains steadfast in its commitment to environmental sustainability and looks forward to continuing its efforts to preserve and protect the environment for generations to come