Social Responsibility in the UK & Ireland

The company maintains a deep commitment to our people, to patients and to the environment.

For the first time in 2019, we made a big decision: to include Environmental, Social and Governance criteria when renegotiating the conditions of our external financing facility. By doing so, we committed to meeting specific targets. In 2019 and in 2020 again, we did more than meet our targets: we exceeded them. 

We are also delighted to announce that over 2019/20 we’ve been able to donate €220,000 as a global group to International Health Partners (IHP), a non-profit organization that we chose for its outstanding work bringing medicine and healthcare supplies to some of the world’s poorest and most challenging places. With this donation, IHP will be able to continue their mission of helping underserved communities receive essential healthcare supplies

Ipsen has a responsibility to society, and this was never more evident than in 2020. We responded to an unprecedented year by redoubling our efforts to support patients, communities and the planet. This donation is another illustration of Ipsen Group strategy Focus. Together. For patients and society.

IPSEN’s Social Responsibility strategy

We recognise Social practice across the following three pillars.

These three pillars align with the One Ipsen Way of Being behaviours. Below you can find out how each of our individual sites within the UK & Ireland are responding to these three social practice pillars.

Across the UK & Ireland, we have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leads at each site. These leads organise and promote initiatives to local colleagues, translating the CSR strategy into tangible outcomes to involve employees. The below highlights some of the great hub initiatives in the last year, in addition to the other ongoing work that contributes to our social responsibility in the UK & Ireland.

Our sites in the UK

Our sites in Ireland

Our Carbon Footprint and Green IT Initiatives

Ipsen joined the Business Ambition for 1.5° campaign in October 2021 and is committed to science-based greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission reductions. Ipsen has already started to accelerate action on climate change, with over 85% of Ipsen’s global electricity provided from renewable sources. We will halve the absolute green-house gas emissions of our facilities and fleet by 2030 compared to our 2019 performance. We will also deliver a 20% reduction in emissions across the rest of our value chain in the same period.

In the UK & Ireland, we use 100% renewable electricity across all the sites, with our Wrexham site acting as a pilot for the company’s Energy Reduction Strategy. The Energy Reduction Strategy was launched to achieve 2025 net zero targets, with the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems the main area of focus.

Additionally, another key part of our action on climate is Green IT. By adopting a greener outlook we can help avoid emissions from driving/flying between sites for meetings and considering the digital records or e-signatures instead of paper usage is another vital aspect of this.

The global Unified Communication and Collaboration project has enabled our server to be much more efficient, with the change to e-mail retention policies also aiding this. One of the objectives of this programme is to reduce the data footprint by approximately 20%, through the disposal of duplicate versions, obsolete data etc.

Our sites in the UK

Our sites in Ireland


August 2022

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