Sai Life Sciences, a leading global Contract Research, Development & Manufacturing Organization (CRO/ CDMO), today announced the release of its Sustainability Report 2022, which has been developed as per the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. With the theme ‘Organising for Sustainability Success’ the Report describes the company’s efforts in progressively reducing the knowing-doing gap by proactively addressing sustainability-related material issues.
Making the announcement, Krishna Kanumuri, CEO & Managing Director said, “Amid a backdrop of climate change and a recognition of urgency in implementing development goals, Sai Life Sciences continues to transform promises into action in its pursuit of sustainability. Our 2022 Sustainability Report, reflects sustained efforts across economic, environment and social cornerstones, and reiterates our ethos – Make it Better Together.”
The third report released by Sai Life Sciences reveals significant progress in multiple areas. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Retained Silver Medal in the EcoVadis Business Sustainability assessment with an improvement in score from 57 to 63
- Received LEED Gold certification for the Research & Technology (R&T) Centre in Hyderabad
- Achieved increased utilization of renewable energy in manufacturing operations from 53% to 67%
- Received Energy Management System – ISO 50001:2018 certification for Bidar Manufacturing unit
- Awarded the CII Excellent Energy Efficient Unit for the third consecutive year at its Bidar API manufacturing unit
- Qualified for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Active Level based on the Communication on Progress (COP)
- As part of its organizational transformative initiative, Sai Nxt, the company made significant progress in advancing its Sustainability agenda:
- Became the first India-headquartered company to join the PSCI membership.
- Joined ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable (ACS-GCIPR) as an ‘Associate Member’.
- Received ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications
- Became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the company had been set in 2019 with a three-year timeframe concluding in 2022. Incorporating the learnings from this period, the company is now in the process of envisioning goals and targets for the next phase of its journey.