Corporate Social Responsibility
100+ hrs supporting local community and voluntary organizations
Ethical and sustainable procurement of business services
20+ beneficiary organizations
Committed to environmental change
As a company PharmaLex works to support pharma, biotech and medical device companies to remain compliant throughout the product lifecycle.
Our ethos is to provide flexible and cost-effective solutions that enable companies to bring products intended to diagnose, treat and improve patient wellbeing to market faster.
It is this commitment coupled with the acknowledgement of the impact our business model has on the world, that defines our corporate social responsibility strategy. It is of vital importance that we not only take responsibility for our actions as a company but invest in our future as a community. It is for that reason that we have chosen to support a number of causes both globally and locally to ensure we are able to make an impact where it is most needed.
How we give back
We recognize the importance of the role we can play in supporting worthy causes across the world.
Having the ability to invest in sustainable environmental and social wellbeing is an important part of our attitude to business as well as helping to reinforce our values. We are focusing our efforts on initiatives that revolve around education, empowerment and inclusivity and sustainability. These complement our existing goals which amongst others focus on environmental-friendly support and equal opportunities for our staff and external contacts.
Who we have supported
Plan International, is an independent development and humanitarian organization which works in 71 countries across the world, particularly in Africa, LATAM, and Asia to advance children’s rights and education.
We contributed to a project supporting children to graduate from secondary schools with tele-teaching in Guatemala. This project provided 29 tele-schools with learning materials, renovate classrooms and organize training for 82 teachers, particularly in rural areas of Jalapa. We chose Plan International as it represents our geographic footprint – no longer being just a German or European organization. It also enabled us to support a tele-teaching project which supports our ambition and approach of Knowledge.Accelerated.
Over the past few years we have made a corporate donation to PLAN International which is a development and humanitarian organization. Given the recent media coverage and reports from The UN Development Program (UNDP) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) concerning the rapid progression and impact of environmental change across the globe, we are now supporting an organization which both addresses social issues with consideration for climate change.
This year, PharmaLex is supporting a project to promote sports activities for girls and boys at 20 secondary schools in the Ba Vi and Ha Dong districts in the Hanoi, Vietnam metropolitan area.
Through this project, we aim to empower girls and boys through sports by training teachers and actively involving children in the programs. Further, together with students, parents and teachers, we take stock of the sports facilities at the schools. Together with local education authorities and under guidance of trained teachers, we are developing minimum standards for safe, child-friendly sports facilities and help students and parents learn the importance of sports for development.
We are planting trees in conjunction with Treedom.
Treedom is a platform that allows us to plant trees and follow them online – not only does it benefit the environment but it also delivers on our social media.
Treedom stands out for financing small agroforestry projects and bringing both environmental and social benefits. They first finance the planting of the trees, nourishing and caring, when they are not yet producing fruits. Then once the trees are productive, their fruits belong to the local community, allowing them to diversify and supplement both their diet and income, further by giving them quality education and training.
To engage our employees as well as clients, each tree is given its own QR code which allows us to connect to a webcam to watch our digital forest grow and flourish. This collaboration forms part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and reinforces our commitment to sustainability.
Examples of Local Initiatives
- Christmas Appeal – supporting 40-50 families who cannot afford to provide the basic necessities during the festive period
- Zarpa Protección Animal – the collection of food and material for shelter animals
- Ilunion – office cleaning provided by Ilunion, which creates quality employment for people with disabilities
- Water filtration system has replaced traditional drinking water bottles to reduce plastic waste
- Cornwall Christmas Box Appeal – supporting families in need across Cornwall
- “Scoff a Scone” in aid of Action Medical Research
- Comic Relief / Red Nose Day – raising money via different activities Cream Tea for Cancer Research UK
- Participation in the annual United Response ROC 5K which raises funds for ROC Welcome Social Club in Truro and IT interactive equipment Chapel Wheal Busy
- Volunteering for local community-based associations
- Cornwall Air Ambulance – raising money via quiz nights and bake sales
- Beach games & litter pick – in association with Cornwall Sports Partnership and Clean Cornwall
- Volunteer time off to support local community associations
Policy for Protecting the Environment –
Encourage Corporate Environmental Responsibility
Climate change and environmental sustainability present challenges and opportunities for PharmaLex and our stakeholders.
To address these, PharmaLex is committed to incorporating leading environmental practices into its business strategy and operations and to foster environmental awareness and responsibility among our employees, clients and suppliers.
Within the context of our business, PharmaLex’s priorities are to:
Encourage environmental awareness among our employees and provide appropriate training and information on PharmaLex’s programs.
Develop programs to harness employee enthusiasm and offer opportunities for employees to collaborate on our journey to improve environmental performance.
Clients and Suppliers
Engage with our clients to consider the environmental impact of how we deliver our work and support them in addressing their own environmental impacts.
Consider environmental factors when procuring goods and services.
Assess the environmental performance of our key suppliers to improve their environmental performance as well as ours.
Strive to advance environmental sustainability by serving as a collaborator, convener and thought leader.
Energy and Emissions
Track carbon dioxide emissions resulting from PharmaLex’s energy usage and business travel activities and implement a continual improvement program to reduce these emissions.
Optimize energy usage in our office locations and data centers, including through efficient real estate operations, and consider renewable energy sources where feasible.
Use collaboration technologies (Webex, virtual meetings) to reduce our need for business travel.
Waste and Water
Promote reuse and recycling, including by seeking to recycle or recondition our PCs and mobile devices.
Seek to minimize the waste we send to landfills from our operations.
In delivering on these key objectives, PharmaLex is committed to a program of continual improvement and will set targets, measure progress against them. Employees are expected to understand these practices and support PharmaLex in executing them, including by participating in appropriate training and awareness activities.
Energy Audit in Pursuance of DIN EN 16247-1
EchoVadis Sustainability Rating Bronze