In May 2018, Novartis approved a new environmental sustainability strategy that includes a phaseout of single-use plastics at all its campuses and offices. To help implement this phaseout, ERM developed a toolkit that provides guidance on how each of the company’s locations can reduce its reliance on plastic and ultimately eliminate single-use plastic.

With plastics accumulating across the globe – harming the oceans and other ecosystems along with technical, political and social limitations on recycling plastics – taking action now to reduce single-use plastics positions Novartis ahead of the curve with respect to government, consumer and customer demands for action.