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As the world grapples with climate change, it’s becoming increasingly critical for businesses to measure the impact they make on the environment. Research, studies, experts and most importantly science have made it clear that in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and secure a thriving, sustainable economy a lot needs to be done – and faster. Nemera is no exception – through innovation and collective effort we’re working to reduce the environmental impact of the healthcare solutions we bring to patients.
Success is built with people. This belief is shared by our management and employees alike and is reflected in the fact that Nemera has placed the needs of its patients and employees at the heart of its strategy since the company was founded. Due to the nature of our industrial activities, safety and the quality of working conditions have always been a top priority. Over time, however, as our environmental, health, and safety (EHS) processes have matured, Nemera has broadened its sphere of action to include more global issues, with the fight against climate change at the forefront.
Before 2020, Nemera had a significant part of coal- and natural gas-fired electricity in its energy consumption mix, especially at its USA- and Germany-based sites where the share was 50-60%. We have set-up a plan that aims at progressively transforming our electricity profile while fully assuming the additional financial costs:
Conscious of the fact that one of the most powerful advantages of GHG-emissions reduction is cutting on energy consumption, Nemera has identified and implemented several actions in this regard:
As a result of this plan, Nemera has been able to cut its direct GHG-emissions threefold between 2018 and 2020 and will be running on 100% emission-free energy starting from January 2022. Our ultimate goal is coming as close as possible to carbon neutrality.
As a responsible actor of the healthcare industry, at Nemera we recognize the importance of ‘giving back’ to the community we operate in. Whether it’s raising awareness of our own employees on worldly, health and safety related issues or supporting organizations and associations that are helping make this world a better place, we are convinced that an effort however small goes a long way. In France, we support four associations through an initiative called ‘microdon’. We also support the organization ‘Sport dans la ville’ whose mission is to integrate young people socially and professionally. We are continuing to grow our efforts across the Nemera sites all over the world.
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