POLICY AND TARGETS AND INTENTIONS

We recognise our organisation has a direct impact on the quality of the environment that surrounds us. Environmental performance varies across the Group. Our journey has begun with gaining a better understanding of our environmental footprint, its impact and how it’s changing.

Our Environmental Sustainability policy was launched in June 2016 and identifies our collective commitment in respect of Environmental Sustainability and is applicable to our Group-wide business.

In order to provide direction to the organisation on these key environmental areas of focus, a detailed guidance document was produced. It will be reviewed annually in an effort to enhance and evolve environmental compliance throughout our business.

Energy Efficiency Directive

The Energy Efficiency Directive or 'EED' came into force on 14 November 2012 which established a common framework of binding measures for the promotion of energy efficiency in order to ensure the achievement of the European Union’s 2020 20% headline energy efficiency target. Article 8 of the EED requires EU Member States to introduce a programme of regular energy assessments or 'audits' for large enterprises. The purpose of the energy audit is to provide clear information on potential energy savings by reviewing the energy consumption profile of buildings, industrial operations or installations and transportation.

Energy and emissions information

The highest energy consuming sites in UDG Healthcare are set out in the table below.

We estimate that these sites account for in excess of 75% of the Group’s total energy consumption.

As set out in the table, the activity carried out differs from one location to another. As expected, the energy consumption levels are higher in our sites within the Sharp division than within the sites in our Ashfield division. The significant rise in kWh consumption in our Sharp Campus in Pennsylvania during 2016 was primarily due to the extensive refurbishment works being completed in a number of our packaging plants.

The process of gathering environmental performance data is continually being enhanced throughout the Group. Emissions from the largest car fleets within the Group are also set out in the table below. We estimate that the car fleets listed account for in excess of 75% of the total car fleet of the Group. When compared to 2015 the average CO2 emissions (g/km/vehicle) of these largest car fleets has marginally increased during 2016.

The highest energy consuming sites in UDG Healthcare

Division Location Activity

Size
2016
(sq. feet)

Total 2016
(kWh) 

Total 2015
(kWh)

Sharp Pennsylvania, US Commercial Packaging 870,074 49,710,619 24,320,986
Sharp Hamont-Achel, BE Commercial Packaging 65,000 5,675,930 5,812,359
Sharp Heerenveen, NL Commercial Packaging 110,000 1,552,757 1,489,663
Ashfield Ashby de la Zouch, UK Office 45,000 1,100,867 1,386,147
Ashfield Pennsylvania, US Office 51,824 948,769 961,302

 

Emissions from the largest car fleets within the Group

Division Location

No. of
vehicles
2016

Total CO2
produced
2016

Total
km
2016

Average
CO2 g/km
per vehicle
2016

Average
CO2 g/km
per vehicle
2015

Ashfield Ashby de la Zouch, UK 780 2,095,040,530 19,045,823 110 114
Ashfield Hirschberg, Germany 518 1,954,191,813 18,954,334 103 103
Ashfield Madrid, Spain 393 1,552,777,174 13,620,852 114 112
Ashfield Istanbul, Turkey 291 1,063,910,813 8,940,427 119 111
Ashfield Lisbon, Portugal 93 464,210,240 4,463,560 104 111
Ashfield Pennsylvania, US 201 524,929,572 3,439,313 167 161