MSD Ireland is committed to ensuring we make a difference through environmental sustainability and we view environmental protection and sustainability as key pillars of our corporate business objectives.
We do this under four primary headings: air, energy, waste and water. We benchmark our facilities against international best practice both within the MSD global network and the pharmaceutical sector as a whole. We invest in new technologies to achieve the highest possible standards and to reduce, and wherever possible eliminate any wasteful and environmentally harmful practises.
MSD recently published new Corporate Environmental Sustainability goals which can be reviewed here. Specifically, within the energy space, goals of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas by 2025 vs 2015 levels and a 50% Renewable Energy Goal of purchased electricity by 2025 with 100% by 2040 have been set. To this end, our Irish sites, supported and reported by the Global Energy team, are and have been for the last decade or so, actively improving the company and individual sites energy performance. MSD Ireland sites represent approx. 5% of MSD’s total energy usage.