Vetter again demonstrates industry leadership in sustainability initiatives

14 June 2023 | Wednesday | News

Vetter, one of the world's leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMO), is consistently pursuing improvements to its sustainability strategy. The globally-operating company released its second-annual sustainability report

  • Report now includes Scope 3 emissions  
  • Employee-driven social responsibility takes precedence as driving force for sustainability activities 

Goal to reduce total emissions globally by ten percent by 2029

 For  the first time, the pharmaceutical service provider headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany,  also reports its Scope 3 emissions and shows its CO2 balance according to the requirements of  the international Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Adding to its dynamic growth, the company was  able to significantly reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions per euro of gross value  added compared to the previous year. By 2029, the total emissions in relation to gross value  added are to be reduced by ten percent compared to the base year 2019. 

Sustainability creates resilience and reliability in the supply chain 

"We support our customers in the production of high-quality and vital medicines for their  patients worldwide,” says Managing Director Thomas Otto. “Hardly any other topic concerns  our company as holistically as sustainability. Functioning supply chains are a non-negotiable  for us. With our sustainability report, we make our measures, successes and goals even more  transparent. This gives our partners confidence in implementing their own sustainability goals."  

With 100 percent green electricity, the CDMO has been a sustainability pioneer in the  pharmaceutical industry since 2014. Since then, Vetter has massively advanced the expansion  and conversion of the individual company sites in the areas of renewable energies, resource  efficiency and circular economy. 

"Without the support from all levels of the company, and without the dedicated commitment of  the management and the owner families, we would be nowhere near where we are today in  terms of sustainability," added Henryk Badack, Senior Vice President Technical Services and  Internal Project Management. 

Focus on social responsibility  

Assuming responsibility for employees and making a sustainable contribution to society is an  important pillar of Vetter’s sustainability strategy. A comprehensive health management with  target-group-oriented offers for employees in different life situations is as much a part of  Vetter’s sustainability commitment as is the promotion of high-value training and development  opportunities. For example, Vetter offers all employees a free supplementary company health  insurance to fund additional services that are often not covered by statutory health insurance.  

Furthermore, the CDMO secured first place in the 2022 Sustainable Impact Award in the  category of Social Impact on Employees, which is awarded to the most attractive medium-sized  employers with a focus on employee satisfaction.

Vetter Pharma International GmbH · POB 23 80 · D-88193 Ravensburg · Germany 

Enhanced brand identity 

Simultaneously, the pharmaceutical service provider is presenting its enhanced brand identity.  According to Managing Director Peter Soelkner, “Our company is characterized by sustained,  strong growth. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of patients worldwide and our  aspiration is reliability – for our customers, suppliers and employees. In short: at all levels. With  our newly launched enhanced brand, we want to make this promise even clearer – through  strong corporate values and embedded in a dynamic design. Our new image authentically  conveys what Vetter is all about and what we stand for."  


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