Environmental protection

Putting the planet at the heart of human health

Our objective

We aim to reduce environmental impacts on human health and the natural world, using innovative science to find new ways to conserve our natural resources and ensure the environmental safety of our products.

2017 highlights


of our power is sourced from renewable sources

CDP A lists

on the CDP Climate A list and Water A list, for the second year running, for our actions and disclosures on climate change and water stewardship

Reduced by 7%

our operational greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint against our 2015 baseline


Our scientific approach to environmental sustainability reduces our environmental impact by protecting our air, land and water, reducing our dependence on natural resources and ensuring the environmental safety of our products. We have taken the position of industry leaders on the issue of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Our stories

Read more about environmental protection in our Sustainability Report.

To view our policies, standards and positions, visit our Resources page.

Environmental risk data relating to our medicines

Here you can find an overview of the environmental risk of AstraZeneca’s medicines. This information will be updated, if appropriate, as new data becomes available. See Environmental risk data relating to our medicines