Polpharma, the largest Polish manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, celebrates 10-year anniversary of The Green Process Awards, the initiative which collects people’s ideas to improve efficiency of our production processes.
The programme offers benefits to the environment, as well as Polpharma Group. Company began using recycled cardboard packaging and materials recovered from composite packaging, and eliminated dangerous solvents from many manufacturing processes. At API Plant, a modification of one of our API production process was introduced in relation to the basic patent. Thanks to the initiative, the amount of solvents used was significantly reduced and emissions of volatile organic compounds were reduced.
In terms of infrastructure, Polpharma completed optimization of the compressed air station. After 2 months of operation of the new system, a reduction in electricity by 79 MWh was achieved, which is about 43% of the total electricity consumption for compressed air in the Dry Form Production Department.
Polpharma’s activities are based on the Integrated Occupational Health and Safety and Environment Management System conforming to ISO 14001 (environmental management), OHSAS 18001 and PN-N-18001 (OHS management), and PN-EN 17025 (quality management for testing laboratories) standards. The policies implemented within the system include the Environmental Sustainability Policy, the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and the Laboratory Management Policy.
Polpharma is one of the top 20 generic drug manufacturers in the world with 80 years of experience and expertise in drug manufacturing. The company has have 7 manufacturing plants in Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan, and 7 research and development centres.