Waste reduction enhances sustainability and can drive greater operating efficiency. We use the waste hierarchy, focusing first on reuse, composting and recycling.
We recognize that manufacturing medicines typically generates a large amount of waste relative to the amount of product produced. Minimizing waste reduces environmental impacts and disposal costs, resulting in more cost-effective production of medicines through a lower cost of goods. Biogen has applied metrics with targets to our manufacturing processes, tracking how much waste our processes generate and continuously working to improve efficiency.
- We cut the total waste generated from our operations by 50% from 2019 to 2021.
- We maintained a 100% diversion of waste from landfills in 2021.
Learn more about our waste reduction efforts in our ESG Report.