Pfizer aims to achieve net-zero targets ten years earlier than the expectations of the Net-Zero Standard
Pfizer announced a commitment to further reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and aims to achieve the voluntary Net-Zero Standard by 2040, ten years earlier than the timeline described in the standard. As part of the commitment, Pfizer aims to decrease its GHG emissions by 95% and its value chain emissions by 90% from 2019 levels by 2040 through accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels and engaging suppliers to catalyze equivalent action.
“The window is closing to minimize the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change, which affects the health of our planet and that of people around the world,” said Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla. “With urgency of action increasing, we firmly believe that our commitment to accelerate decarbonization of our value chain and achieve the Net-Zero standard – which aligns with Pfizer’s purpose and ESG priorities – can help drive positive change and build a healthier, more sustainable world.”
To accelerate GHG emission reductions, Pfizer recognizes that bold partner action and innovation is necessary to develop alternate technologies to enable reliable generation of heat and steam production to meet the demand of Pfizer’s manufacturing, R&D and commercial operations without fossil fuels. In addition, Pfizer plans to transition its fleet of vehicles to hybrid and electric alternates.
Pfizer also announced that it has signed a pledge by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that calls on stakeholders in the U.S. healthcare system – including hospitals, health systems, payers, suppliers and pharmaceutical companies – to reduce GHG emissions and build a more climate resilient healthcare infrastructure.
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