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ESG

Our journey to a sustainable future

Accord is fully committed to sustainability and cares about the impact its activities have on the world around us. We believe that we have a purpose and responsibility to make things better for our patients, communities, environment and planet. Accord is on a journey to create a sustainable future and wants to ensure that this journey is transparent, credible, impactful, and measurable.

To achieve this goal, Accord will be expanding its Corporate Responsibility program to include the Environment and Governance. Environmental, Social and Governance will cover the following:

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Governance
Environmental

What is ESG?

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As a socially responsible and community-focused organisation, Accord is striving to achieve best practice across each of these segments. Some of our ambitions are as below:

 
 Environmental
  1. Carbon net zero for Scope 1 (direct emissions from sources owned/controlled by Accord), Scope 2 (indirect emissions from electricity, heat or steam we purchase or use) and Scope 3 - less supply chain (not under our direct control but as a result of our business) by 2045. 
  2. Develop methodology for performing carbon life cycle analysis and complete for top four products, based upon net sales across the Accord network by 2025.
  3. Zero waste to landfill all UK Operations (manufacturing, R&D and Offices) by 2025.
  4. Ensure 50% of secondary and tertiary packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by end user by 2030 and 100% by 2050 (where feasible we commit to investigate whether this can be applied to primary packaging in line with these targets).
  5. Carry out water purity assessment upon our manufacturing sites (Barnstaple and Fawdon) by 2025.
  6. Encourage the uptake of sustainably fuel sourced vehicle ownership, usage of public transport and cycling to work of our staff by 2035.
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*Scope 1 Emissions: Scope 1 emissions encompass direct GHG emissions that result from sources that are owned or controlled by the organization. These emissions are produced from activities such as burning fossil fuels on-site (e.g., company-owned vehicles, boilers, furnaces) and other processes like chemical reactions that occur within the organization's boundaries.

Scope 2 Emissions: Scope 2 emissions include indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of purchased electricity, heat, or steam consumed by the organization. These emissions occur outside of the organization's direct operational control but are associated with the energy it purchases and uses.

Scope 3 Emissions: Scope 3 emissions encompass all other indirect GHG emissions that occur in the value chain of the organization. These emissions are associated with activities and sources both upstream and downstream  from the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Upstream: Purchased goods and services, transportation of goods, extraction and production of purchased materials, and employee commuting.
  • Downstream: Use and disposal of products sold by the organization, investments, and other activities related to the organization's products during their lifecycle.
 Social

Our company ethos is to Make it Better, for patients, for colleagues and for each other. We work closely with our corporate partners, our chosen charities and in our local communities where we are seen as an employer of choice, to drive this ethos through everything we do. Internally, we believe in compassionate leadership, talent management, and career growth, all of which help our people feel like a true part of this global family-owned business.

Our early careers initiatives support local school, college and university programs by offering first jobs, graduate and apprenticeship programs. This provides people with the opportunity to learn and grow their careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields at our significant manufacturing sites in the UK and more widely across Europe offering a chance for people to not just stay in their local area but also the ability to move onwards in their careers. Last year, over 5,000 students applied for our graduate positions. In addition, we have women's and men's health-related initiatives and prioritise creating a mentally healthy work environment to enable colleagues to be well and well at work.

 Governance

To establish gold standard processes and checks and balances that continue to ensure compliance and transparency for a morally conscious company.

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AHL is committed to bringing affordable life-saving medicines to patients and has thus adopted a robust compliance programme that includes a fair competition policy, employee training to aid understanding of competition law and how it applies to our business, and a whistleblowing line allowing our employees and business partners to safely (and anonymously) report any policy breaches.

 

Accord Healthcare Ltd Board of Directors
October 2019