Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form the global reference framework for sustainable development. The Galenica Group is committed to the SDGs. As Switzerland’s leading fully integrated healthcare provider, we make an important contribution to SDG 3 (Health and Well-being). This goal is at the heart of our business activities and is consistent with our customer promise to support people at every stage of their life on their journey towards health and well-being. We also contribute to SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) through our corporate activities.
Patient safety and health is a top priority for us. With personal and expert advice and a unique range of products and services, we support patients at every stage of their lives, promote their well-being and enable people of all ages to lead a healthy life in accordance with SDG 3.
We promote the use of renewable energies in distribution, the use of public transport and electromobility by our employees, always take measures to increase energy efficiency into account and check the feasibility of installing photovoltaic systems during renovations. In addition, we have defined specific targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, replacing fossil fuels and using exclusively renewable energy sources at all our operating sites. We also rely on supply chain partnerships in accordance with SDG 17 to promote recycling with regard to the climate, water and waste. With these measures, we are contributing to the fight against climate change.
In addition to traditional municipal waste, we also produce medical and chemical waste. The prevention, reduction, recycling and professional disposal of waste is of central importance to us. We also contribute to biodiversity conservation by disposing of medications properly. Environmentally friendly waste management forms the basis of responsible consumption and production.
With the increasing digitalisation of the healthcare system, the risk of cyberattacks is increasing. This is why IT security is a critical topic at Galenica. As a healthcare provider, we process sensitive information and data. We ensure that these are protected against unauthorised access and unauthorised changes or loss. Protecting IT systems is key to a peaceful and inclusive society as well as strong institutions.
Protecting patient and customer data is a top priority for us. We respect and protect the personal data and privacy of patients when processing their data. Our Data Protection Policy firmly includes general rules on the organisation and responsibilities of the Galenica Group with regard to data protection. Data protection is an important basis of a peaceful and inclusive society as well as strong institutions.
We work closely with suppliers to ensure the greatest possible availability of medicines. An IT-based scheduling system also helps us optimise our procurement and logistics processes. Reliable provision of medicines to the population is key to promoting health and well-being.
Our employees play a key role in our success. We consistently promote employee motivation and development by offering our employees attractive and fair employment conditions, modern and flexible working models as well as various training and education programmes and opportunities. We also support the next generation of skilled workers by training apprentices. Through all these measures, we support sustainable labour and economic growth in Switzerland.
Securing skilled workers in the healthcare professions and IT sectors is a major challenge in Switzerland. Our recruitment strategy includes measures to promote the company’s image as an employer, positioning and university marketing for pharmaceutical students in order to secure skilled workers. In doing this, we support sustainable labour and economic growth in Switzerland.
The physical and mental health of employees is very important at Galenica. This is why we take all possible precautions to protect the health and safety of all employees in the workplace. We also operate preventive case management in order to identify potential health risks at an early stage and ensure a swift return to work after an illness or accident. We thus make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of our employees.
We are committed to diversity and equality and bring together people from 82 countries and all age groups. Three-quarters of employees are women. Our Code of Conduct states that we do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment. We also ensure that salaries are equal between men and women. We ensure equal opportunities and are committed to reducing inequalities. In doing this, we also contribute to SDG 5 (Gender Equality).
Good and transparent corporate governance is crucial for us to manage the company effectively and efficiently. In addition, corporate governance forms the basis of a peaceful and inclusive society based on the equal participation of all people as well as strong institutions.
We attach great importance to conducting our business activities in an ethical and legal manner. All our business activities are carried out in accordance with the applicable legislation. In doing this, we are contributing to a peaceful and inclusive society.