Global pharmaceutical solutions provider, Origin, has announced a pioneering Environmental Positioning Policy aimed at redefining sustainability standards within the healthcare and lifestyle sectors.
The comprehensive policy underscores Origin's steadfast commitment to environmentally responsible practices without compromising on product safety and efficacy.
In recognising the pivotal role sustainability plays at every juncture of its operations, the new policy mirrors this ethos, emphasising a holistic approach that scrutinises each decision, encompassing material selection, design optimisation, industry compliance, emission reduction and on-site impact mitigation.
With over 60 years of expertise, Origin – and its other flagship brands Lifestyle Packaging and DiD – caters to the unique demands of the healthcare and lifestyle industries. Its breadth of services spans from design and product development to regulatory compliance, testing, production and managed supply.
The new policy emphasises a balance between sustainability and the critical imperative of ensuring patient safety and medicine integrity. Origin commits to making every reasonable effort to source and manufacture materials that are eco-friendly while ensuring they meet the exacting standards necessary for healthcare packaging.
Key highlights of Origin’s new Environmental Positioning Policy include details on how the company is prioritising recyclability by using glass, plastic, cardboard and paper in ways that meet stringent patient safety and sustainability criteria.
Meanwhile, it outlines its commitment to the continuous evaluation of optimal packaging design and maintaining its dedication to meeting industry-leading environmental standards through certification and compliance.
Additionally, efforts in onshoring activities and managed supply chains will focus on reducing emissions, while measures will be taken to limit energy consumption internally, through waste generation and the continued education of Origin’s workforce on sustainable practices.
Keith Wade, Managing Director of Origin, commented:
"Our dedication to sustainability is unwavering. We believe a thoughtful policy, centred on eco-friendly principles and long-term sustainability, will yield the greatest benefits for our stakeholders and the environment alike.
“Our foremost goal remains ensuring pharmaceutical, health and wellbeing products get to patients and consumers as intended. We integrate sustainability efforts into this mission without compromising product safety or usability.
"We are resolute in our stance to champion sustainability, embedding it into the very fabric of our operations. Our Environmental Positioning Policy underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering a greener future while upholding the highest standards."
For more information on Origin's Environmental Positioning Policy and its initiatives in sustainable pharmaceutical packaging, please visit the website here.