Remarkable Achievement! WuXi Biologics Ireland Attains ISO 50001, 14001 & 45001 Certifications
In a significant milestone, WuXi Biologics Ireland proudly stands as the first site within our network to achieve three ISO certifications: ISO 50001 (Energy Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), within a year.
Besides Ireland site, other sites within the company’s global network have all actively established high-quality management systems in accordance with international standards. Up to now, there are 8 sites attaining ISO 14001 certifications and 8 sites attaining ISO 45001 certifications. The ISO 50001 certification from Ireland site, as a major breakthrough, brings the first to the company as a whole.
Pursuit of ISO 50001, 14001 and 45001 certifications reflects the proactive commitment to the health and safety of employees, environmental stewardship, and sustainable energy management by Ireland site. This commitment is a testament to its collective dedication to EHS&S (Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability).
During the journey to attain ISO 50001, Ireland site made significant progress in optimising energy usage, resulting in substantial reductions in environmental footprint. Notable achievements include a transition to 100% green and renewable energy sources for site’s power supply, a remarkable reduction of 3.4 GWh in natural gas consumption, and a 1.7 GWh decrease in electricity usage, complemented by ongoing improvements in water use efficiency. Additionally, dedication to reducing environmental impact with ISO 14001 has led to waste reduction initiatives, including the elimination of disposable cups and the adoption of green technologies such as rainwater harvesting. Its commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees, clients, and visitors is unwavering, demonstrated through the delivery of EHS programmes in alignment with ISO 45001.
These three certifications mark a remarkable milestone for Ireland site and serve as a beacon of inspiration for all WuXi Biologics sites worldwide, reinforcing its role as a pioneer in sustainability within the biopharmaceutical industry. Back in last May, Ireland site received a 2023 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) in the Operations category from International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Let us join together in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment and continue our journey, knowing that each step we take brings us closer to a safer, more sustainable, and energy-efficient future.
For any questions or suggestions, please contact ESG@wuxibiologics.com or Ireland site.