Novartis Strategy on Environmental Sustainability - Vision 2030 and Targets 2020

Novartis Strategy on Environmental Sustainability - Vision 2030 and Targets 2020

  • Overview


    Novartis Vision 2030 on Energy & Climate:
    We cut our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 50% compared to 2010 by increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2020 – Reduce total absolute (Scope 1 and Scope 2) GHG emissions of the Novartis Group by 30% by 2020, compared to baseline emissions in 2010.

    • 2030 – Cut total absolute GHG emissions to half (-50%) by 2030, compared to 2010 emissions.

    • Details

      The above Vision 2030 and Target 2020 is part of a recently approved new strategy of Novartis on Environmental Sustainability, covering four areas Energy & Climate, Water & Micro-pollutant, Materials & Waste and Supply Chain Management. It was endorsed by the Executive Committee Novartis on June 26, 2015.

      Also endorsed was the voluntary use of an internal Price on Carbon of USD 100 per ton CO2e to be used tp prioritized actions on GHG reductions and support decision making.

      2010 baseline annual Scope1 and Scope2 emissions for Novartis were 1579kt CO2e; the 2020 -30% reduction target therefore amounts to 474kt CO2e annual GHG emission reductions, the 2030 50% reduction target to 790kt CO2e.

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
      Issue areas
      Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Health care equipment & services; Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented


      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      Suppliers of energy and materials, Facility Management and service contractors,

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.