The Partnership for Sustainability Award 2020 is an international competition of partnership projects held among different organizations to achieve sustainable development goals, which is initiated by the UN Global Compact Local Network in Ukraine.
Polyethylene waste recycling project “3R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, which implements Sustainable Development Goal No. 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production”, is a finalist in the Planet category. As part of the project, Farmak transferred for processing 250 tons of polyethylene waste from the manufacture of vials for medicines in 2019, and almost 90 tons in the first half of 2020.
“This victory is very important for us. It became possible only because the sustainable development goals are integrated into all Farmak processes. We use all available technologies to minimize the impact on the environment in terms of waste management, ecology and energy efficiency. Farmak utilizes waste according to all norms and systematically reduces its quantity. In 2019, 323 tons of plastic, 280 tons of scrap paper, 159 tons of debris were transferred for recycling. In general, having increased manufacture by 35% within five years, Farmak reduced the consumption of gas by 76% and electricity – by 64% per 1 UAH of output. In 2019, air emissions decreased by 12.42% compared to 2018 in Kyiv and 22.99% – in Shostka, which is due to the commissioning of new Viessmann boilers,” said Olena Zubarieva, Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development Department of JSC Farmak.
The projects were presented in 4 categories: Society, Planet, World, Economic Development and COVID-19 Overcoming. They are the result of a partnership between business and the public sector, local self-government authorities, public authorities, and educational institutions. This year, about 100 cases from 5 countries were received!
The best cases were presented at the online award ceremony.
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