United Drug is committed to ensuring that we limit the impact that our businesses have on the environment. We ensure that the relevant statutory requirements are in place, that the highest standards are adhered to and good environmental practice is applied in managing our businesses.
Examples of our ambitions across the Group to ensure that we are avoiding damaging the environment where it is avoidable include our Healthcare Supply Chain’s participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reducing our annual carbon emissions by 639.3 tonnes (18%) since 2008 in that division.
As well as this, the new building extension at the Sales, Marketing and Medical Service’s headquarters has been built to reduce the impact that it has on the environment, including rain water harvesting, solar hot water heating and creating green roof spaces. The Ashfield House extension was also selected as one of the finalists in the Sustainable Urban design category of the Green Footprints Challenge Awards 2012. The award encourages businesses across Leicestershire to act in a green and sustainable manner.