Every year we use large amounts of energy to manufacture medicines, and the expectation is that production will continue to increase, hence so will our energy consumption. Reducing energy consumption and ensuring that we transition to renewable energy are top priorities.
As part of our environmental strategy, Circular for Zero, we have set the target, that all offices and laboratories will source renewable power by 2030.
Energy consumption for production increased by 5% compared to 2020, primarily due to a new production facility and a general increase in produced volumes. Energy consumption in office buildings and laboratories increased by 12% as facilities were utilized more throughout the year compared to 2020. Energy-saving projects implemented in 2021 within production sites resulted in annual savings of 67,000 GJ. In 2021, 100% of power sourced for production sites was from renewable energy.