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Our Commitment to the Environment

Perrigo recognizes our impact on the planet. We commit to being good stewards of the environment, and continuously seek to reduce our environmental footprint.


Environmental Stewardship Program

Since 2015, Perrigo implemented the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). A core function of the ESP is to promote and drive environmental sustainability throughout Perrigo’s business globally through goal setting, projects and engagement. This starts with our operations and continues with our products and our supply chain.

To see annual updates on the ESP and how we’re performing against our goals, download our annual CSR Report here

Three Step Environmental Stewardship Strategy

Our Environmental Stewardship Program consists of a three-pronged strategy, aimed at advancing environmental sustainability on the areas we impact the most.

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Efficient Operations

Using 2015 as a baseline, we’ve set goals to reduce our Greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste by 15% by 2020.

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Efficient Products

We’ve set goals to improve packaging recyclability and efficiency, improve recycle labeling, and offer sustainable options   whenever regulations allow.

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Responsible Supply Chain

From Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to Sustainable Forest Packaging, we maintain goals and requirements in key areas of our supply chain.

Global Climate Change and Warming

Acknowledging that carbon emissions and climate change continue to be one of human kind’s greatest concerns, reducing Perrigo’s greenhouse gas emissions is a key component of our environmental stewardship strategy. In the last 3 years, we have:

  • Reduced Greenhouse gas emissions by 13% within our own operations

  • Joined Project Gigaton and the CDP

  • Implemented numerous projects, from LED lighting to compressed air and energy audits

For more details, see our annual CSR report 


Sustainability Goals

Other key sustainability include but are not limited to the following


Improving Recyclability

Partnered with How 2 Recycle and several large retailers to improve recycle labeling   products


Water Reduction

Corporate reduction goal of 15% water withdrawn by 2020


Sustainable Palm Oil

Joined the RSPO and set goals for 100% certified sustainable palm oil