Sanofi - The 12 greenest companies in biopharma


2009 figures

CO2 emissions: 1.16M tons (1.14M)
Water Intake/Use: Use: 56.58M cubic meters (57.54M)
Hazardous Waste:129,600 tons (119,900)
Nonhazardous Waste: 71,600 tons (66,000)
Energy: 15.52 gigajoules (14.97)

Sanofi is a consistent high-scorer in sustainability and environmentalism. It achieved an A+ rating in the pharma listings of the 2009 Claremont McKenna College/Roberts Environmental Center's Pacific Sustainability Index Scores, a benchmark of online sustainable reporting.

It backed up that rating by topping its big-pharma challengers in "environmental intent," the category that examines details of the company's products; environmental organization, vision and commitment; environmental policy and certifications; choice of performance indicators; initiatives and mitigations; and goals and targets.

The French pharma placed third, behind BMS and J&J, in environmental reporting. This category concerns its public discussion of emissions, energy and water consumption, environmental incidents and violations, and waste.

And in "environmental performance," which tracks environmental results achieved and the company's performance relative to its peers, Sanofi pulls in fifth behind BMS, Schering-Plough (at that time a standalone company), GSK and Abbott Labs.

Sanofi - The 12 greenest companies in biopharma