Sustainability Initiatives in ANZ

Sustainability is central to Baxter’s vision of building a truly great company by providing enduring value for all stakeholders.

In Australia, Baxter’s sustainability goals are focused in the areas of natural resource management, waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Green design initiatives like renewable, recycled and environmentally friendly processes and materials are being implemented into the design and construction of all our facility upgrades and new buildings. Our sustainability efforts support our objective of making a meaningful difference in patients' lives, to the community and the environment.

Our initiatives include:

PVC Recycling In Hospitals

In collaboration with the Vinyl Council of Australia, Baxter supports hospitals to recycle clean PVC after clinical use. This program offers hospitals a cost efficient way to dispose of recyclable materials and reduces landfill. Recycling PVC also results in reduced carbon emissions. Compared with incineration for clinical waste, recycling a PVC IV bag reduces CO2 emissions by 77%. When compared with general waste disposal, recycling a PVC IV bag results in a CO2 emissions reduction of up to 20%.

Currently, over 55 hospitals have signed up for the PVC Recycling In Hospitals program across Australia and New Zealand.

Energy and Water Conservation

In 2015, the Toongabbie Manufacturing site in Australia is delivering savings of over AU$1M through innovative ideas including:

• Trigeneration – reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 39% or 6,000 tons pa
• Reverse Osmosis - recycling waste water and reducing costs
• Air-conditioning upgrade to service our plant’s rooms – saving of over AU$50K