Corporate Excellence 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 127 Europe’s Most Influential CEO of the Year 2019 - Pharmaceuticals CORP RATE VISION / Issu 11 2019 Humancentric Driven Innovation For example, environmental sustainability is another of our core priorities. We rely on 100% green renewable energy to power our sites. In addition to this, we have also invested in technology to reduce Co2 emissions and water consumption. The company powers all of its manufacturing sites with 100 percent green renewable energy and has invested in energy-saving digitalised technology plants that reduced CO2 emissions and water consumption. We promote a car sharing scheme for employees.” What about innovation? “We are in a very exciting period of growth. Recently, we’ve received the approval for a new drug application in the US which will improve safety and sterility in hypotension management during surgery. On this side of the Ocean, we are shortly going to receive a pan European approval for a novel chemical entity enhancing the peripheral blocks as a technique of anaesthesia in day surgery. The significance of these achievements shouldn’t be underplayed – we are one of the few medium-sized companies to have achieved these. And the pipeline is full of new medicines, some of those pure disruptive innovations, which will come to market in the next future. Overall, I would say that the innovative changes we have made to our management structures has allowed us to make a happier, healthier, more innovative and successful company.”