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.

Our contribution

  • Reducing the ecological footprint
  • Promoting the circular economy
  • Acting responsibly towards employees, partners and society

Our approach

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.

Sustainable development goals (SDGs)

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

Highlights 2021/22

  • Founding of the Alliance to Zero to collaborate on net zero CO2 emissions with other partners in the pharmaceutical
    value creation chain.
  • First customers have opted for the YpsoMate Zero and are joining us on the road to net zero CO2 emissions.
  • YpsoMate On was developed according to Ypsomed’s eco-design guidelines and optimised with regard to recyclability.
  • Since 2021, our electricity originates 100 % from renewable sources.
  • Top employer award: Ypsomed receives the Swiss Employer Award 2021 and ranks fourth among large companies.
  • Successful pilot phase of the FlexWork working model and definitive introduction in the new financial year.
  • Diversity comes natural to us: election of the first female member to the Ypsomed Board of Directors.

Learn more about our committment to long-term and sustainable development in the annual report (PDF).

Latest news

In August 2022, Ypsomed reached an important milestone in the production of its world's first CO2-neutral autoinjector, YpsoMate Zero: production is now certified according to the ISCC+ standard. This is an international standard used by many plastics companies for their sustainable plastics.

Environment

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).
Ypsomed's carbon footprint
Corporate carbon footprint (2020)

Partnerships and cooperations

As a company looking at long-term orientation, we think and act sustainably. In this sense, we are committed to our customers as well as to society and align our entire ecosystem with the circular economy to comply with our integrated, sustainable strategy. To this end, we enter into partnerships along the entire value creation chain, thus not only strengthening our claim to our role as a pioneer, but also consistently following this path to reduce our entire ecological footprint.

This is evidenced by our partnerships with the Alliance to Zero and our commitment to the Science Based Target Initiative.

Discolusure of partnerships

Educational grants

We support medical institutes in expanding and securing their expertise with the appropriate instructions, training and supporting services.

Disclosure of educational grants

Employees

Ypsomed employs a staff of 1923 qualified people, 1356 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.

100%
of Ypsomed’s managers included in the development programme.

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: that means, equal pay for the same job for the same experience and the same contribution to the company. This objective has been achieved for several years, as regular external and audited salary analyses have shown.

Integrity

Corporate Governance and Compliance

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.

Ypsomed Code of Conduct

Data and information security

As a globally active company, we comply with the laws and regulations on data protection and data security of the countries in which Ypsomed operates. Our processes and procedures regarding data protection and data security are standardised across the group and meet a high level of personal data protection.

Responsible supply chain

We also demand responsible behaviour from our suppliers towards employees, society and the environment. Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers specifies all requirements. In concrete terms, we expect our suppliers to act ethically and with integrity, to respect internationally recognised human rights and to treat their employees with dignity and respect.

Code of conduct for suppliers