BioPhorum Sustainability is helping industry’s transition to a low-carbon, circular future. Its vision is to improve patient health by providing biopharmaceuticals while respecting the planet and responsibly using its resources. A key element of this is communication and talking with those inside and outside industry to support and learn from them.
As a Sustainability Partner at the CPHI event in Barcelona this October, BioPhorum was asked to contribute to a discussion on the challenges faced by the industry to deliver its sustainability ambitions. These have been included in CPHI’s new publication, The CPHI Sustainability Report 2023: Towards a Greener Future.
Nicola Coles, BioPhorum Sustainability Director, was a major contributor to the report and commented on topics such as pharma’s climate footprint, the environmental impact of pharma manufacturing, and working towards a healthier planet.
As you can read in the report’s conclusion, Nicola outlined what BioPhorum wants to see from industry in the coming years.
“It will be powered by renewable energy. We will have more efficient manufacturing processes, so we may have to shift, for example, to continuous manufacturing, in-line monitoring, and real-time release to reduce waste. To reduce the carbon load of the transport burden, we may see a move to local production; this could be supplies into the biomanufacturing industry or the drug manufacturing itself. There will be less reliance on virgin material—for plastics, water, and packaging—as we shift to a more circular industry model.”
She added, “Ultimately, as healthcare providers shine a light on their own Scope 3 emissions, there will be a move toward care pathways and therapies that require fewer patient journeys. To be successful and achieve this level of change in the industry we must start to think about sustainability and what we do in life—it can no longer be a side-line activity managed by ‘the green team’.”
Attendees can catch up with BioPhorum at CPHI Barcelona 24-26 October on stand 3T13 in Hall 3.
For more information, download the CPHI report here, and visit the BioPhorum Sustainability webpage. If you would like more details about being part of the move towards a greener future, contact Rich Harrison, Business Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org