Achieving LEED Certification at Multiple Sites
We’re proud to have attained LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership in built environments, at a number of our U.S. sites.
Setting Ambitious Goals for a Greener Future
To earn these certifications, we've focused on using solar and steam power, reducing our electricity consumption from non-renewable sources and setting ambitious goals for the future.
Designing Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Workspaces
When designing our sites, we make sure they align with our global policy and feature cutting-edge environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) initiatives. We want our buildings to be safe and eco-friendly, so we track key performance indicators to show how effectively we're maintaining a healthy workspace and minimizing energy consumption. This approach was used most recently in the design of U.S. headquarters in Nutley, New Jersey.
Eisai US hhceco Center
At the Eisai US hhceco Center, our Site Services and design teams considered energy usage, water consumption, recycling and air quality when planning and designing the new headquarters.
Terry Carothers, Executive Director, Strategic Procurement & Site Services, Eisai Inc. standing in front of the Fitwel and LEED certifications received at the Eisai U.S. hhceco Center in Nutley, New Jersey.
“We wanted not only to ensure the Eisai US hhceco Center is a safe, effectively managed place for collaboration, but also that we are being good stewards for the environment,” said Terry Carothers, Executive Director, Strategic Procurement & Site Services, Eisai Inc.
Terry and his team have plans to showcase key performance indicators and dashboards to inform Eisai associates and visitors how they are maintaining a healthy workplace and supporting the environment with minimal energy consumption.
To align with our global commitment to ESG, we set our sights on and achieved three major certifications at the Eisai US hhceco Center:
• The WELL Health-Safety Rating™ addresses a range of acute health threats that can be mitigated by facility operations and management strategies. The rating system presents a diverse set of evidence-based strategies that can be customized to an organization’s specific concerns and goals in the short and the long term. It focuses on emergency planning and operations, as well as occupant communication and engagement to ensure awareness and participation in creating a healthy, safe environment. Finally, the rating includes strategies to support occupant and employee health, with a focus on mental health during crises, sick leave policies and community immunity.
Baltimore Manufacturing and Distribution Plant
Our plant in Baltimore is on track to transition its current operations to a more energy-efficient 40,000-square-foot facility, which was LEED Gold certified in 2018. In line with Maryland’s State Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, the new site is committed to achieving net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions and aims to achieve carbon neutrality by focusing on energy conservation, expanding renewable energy including solar panels, supplier initiatives, state initiatives and utilizing new technology.
The Exton Campus
At our Biologics Pilot Plant in Exton, Pennsylvania, we installed a solar panel rooftop system to reduce our carbon footprint. The plant was recognized by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering as a Facility of the Year winner for sustainability in 2013. In the R&D building on campus, we converted 95% of the lighting to LED to further reduce its energy use. The electricity used on the entire campus is generated by 100% renewable wind power, which is based on the electric contract we signed in 2020. Future efforts will include installing charging stations for electric cars and exploring other sustainability initiatives.
To minimize our carbon footprint, a solar panel rooftop system was implemented at Eisai’s Biologics Pilot Plant in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Transforming Corporate Waste into Charitable Donations
We’re also serious about minimizing waste. We teamed up with Green Standards to donate 8.1 tons of furniture to local schools and nonprofit organizations when we moved from our old U.S. headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. This partnership turned potential waste into $42,600 in charitable donations, diverted 98% of waste from landfills and reduced 905 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Furthering Our ESG Commitment
We’re dedicated to further reducing our environmental impact and protecting the health of our patients, employees and communities. For example, our Exton Biologics Pilot Plant is focusing on water and energy conservation, while our Eisai US hhceco Center is collaborating with other members of the ON3 Campus, a diverse life sciences hub in New Jersey, to minimize their environmental footprint.
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