Sustainable value creation

Our corporate strategy already focuses on sustainability and contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our ambitions for 2025 will further increase our commitment.

We strive to play a pioneering role in our industry in terms of sustainability. To this purpose, we examine the environmental, social and economic impact of our value chain on society. Our processes and supply chains are guided by the principles of product stewardship and the closed-loop economy. And we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of becoming Net Zero (net zero carbon dioxide across the entire value chain) by 2040.

In this respect, we attach great importance to acting responsibly towards all stakeholders – also by being profitable in the long term and ensuring that we can sustainably make our system-relevant contribution to society. The launch of the development of the world’s first CO2-neutral injection device, the YpsoMate Zero autoinjector, is testimony to the fact that our ambitions in the fi eld of innovation and our strategic pillars are mutually supportive and rewarding.

Our integrated sustainable strategy


Strategic pillars Our impact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*
Innovation & Digital Health


  • Innovative and evidence-based healthcare
  • Digital therapy management and optimal therapy outcomes
  • Advanced solutions in our industry (technology leadership)


Gesundheit und Wohlergehen Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
Access & Expansion


  • Establishing as a global provider of self-medication
  • Access to innovative medicines and biosimilars
  • Improving patients’ quality of life


Gesundheit und Wohlergehen Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum Weniger Ungleichheiten
Responsibility & Engagement


  • Reduction of environmental footprint
  • Fostering of circular economy
  • Acting responsibly towards employees, partners and society


Gesundheit und Wohlergehen Gender Equality Clean water and sanitation Affordable clean energy Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land Peace, justice and stron institutions Partnerships for goas
Platform & Operations


  • Reduced risk and short time to market
  • Cost leadership due to scaling effects
  • Lean management and agility


Gesundheit und Wohlergehen Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur

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