We are committed to acting responsibly towards our employees, our partners and society. We strive for a circular economy and to reduce our carbon footprint.
We are implementing the circular economy and reducing our carbon footprint in the process. We are a value-based company and feel committed to society as a whole. That is why we take responsibility for the environmental, social and societal impact of our actions and strive for long-term and sustainable development. And in doing so, we are open, fair and respectful towards customers, partners and employees. Responsibility & Engagement includes our social responsibility in environmental protection, the promotion and development of employees as well as ethical behaviour as individuals and as a company.
- Reducing the ecological footprint
- Promoting the circular economy
- Acting responsibly towards employees, partners and society
By “Responsibility & Commitment” we mean our social responsibility in environmental protection, the promotion and development of employees, as well as ethical behaviour as individuals and as a company.
Our commitment to environmental protection is guided by the principles of product responsibility and the circular economy. We strive for permanent optimisation across the entire life cycle of the products as well as across the entire value creation chain of the company. This begins with development, continues with procurement and production, and extends to packaging as well as use by the users, and finally to disposal and recycling.
We address the sustainability issues and our commitment in an integrated approach. This results in an integrated sustainable strategy and in an integrated Annual report. We apply a framework of measurable sustainability targets and their progress. We are guided by the principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
We strive for optimisation across the entire life cycle of the products as well as across the entire value chain of the company. This begins with development, continues with procurement and production, and extends to packaging as well as use by the users, and finally to disposal and recycling. We take on product responsibility by minimising the undesirable effects of our products and services on health, safety and the environment throughout the entire product life cycle. We put the circular economy into practice by developing products which
minimise waste and emissions, which use fully or partially recyclable and renewable raw materials, and which protect the climate. Furthermore, we make efficient use of the energy necessary.
Commitment to net zero
- By 2030, we aim to achieve net zero operational CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) in our operations.
- By 2030, a selection of our products should meet net zero CO2 emissions (Scope 1 to 3).
- By 2040 at the latest, we aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions across our entire value chain (Scope 1–3).
Partnerships and cooperations
In 2019, we calculated a corporate carbon footprint for the first time: This has shown that our own greenhouse gas emissions from heat and electricity consumption (Scope 1 and 2) amount to just 3% of total emissions. 97% of the CO2 emissions however, come from the upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3). The largest share is accounted for by purchased materials (in particular plastic granulate and transport containers). Therefore, it is crucial for us to work with our partners to tackle emissions where they occur.
We are therefore strongly committed to cooperations and partnerships: We specify and calculate our targets and ambitions for reducing our emissions in accordance with the guidelines and verification of the Science Based Target Initiative.
We disclose partnerships according to GRI standards that guide our business reporting.
We support medical institutes in expanding and securing their expertise with the appropriate instructions, training and supporting services.
Ypsomed employs a staff of 1824 qualified people, 1301 of them in Switzerland. This makes us the third largest employer in the medical technology sector in Switzerland. Employees have attractive and future-oriented job and development opportunities. We use a structured talent management process to identify potential and consistently develop skills further. The promotion of employee diversity and the inclusion of different groups of people (age, gender, nationality, etc.) are important cornerstones of Ypsomed’s personnel policy. Ypsomed consistently implements gender equality and ensures equal pay between men and women.
With a high level of performance in all our activities and honest, open and responsible conduct, we strengthen the trust placed in us by our customers, business partners and shareholders. We foster an open, honest and transparent corporate culture and communication. Since our foundation, our vision and mission have been shaped by the interests of our customers, employees and shareholders, as well as by the legitimate interests of authorities, society and the environment. We pursue sustainable corporate development, which also includes the ability to constantly adapt to the environment and to be open to change and adaptation. At the same time, we respect the different regional cultural and social rules in accordance with the applicable legislation.