This issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering looks at an array of sustainability topics.
Cover: This introductory article surveys topics that will likely have a significant global impact on the way we conduct our business over the coming decade. We trace some of the history of sustainability in the life sciences industry and identify future issues of concern, including a number of areas where industry advancement cannot be made without true commitment to a full set of sustainable objectives.
Feature: The article appraises the real-world experiences of two pharmaceutical companies approaching the rollout of energy- and water-reduction programs to selected facilities around the world. It is the result of more than two years of collaboration between the company corporate teams, individual site teams, and an external specialist consultant.
Feature: Sustainability is a key principle for pharmaceutical companies in 2020. However, translating corporate goals into meaningful improvements can be a challenge, particularly when competing factors such as complex technical requirements or ambitious project schedules are involved. This article looks at a process in use in Ireland and addresses the benefits of integrating this type of study into the design process.
Global Regulatory Town Hall: Answers to Key Questions
ISPE Global Hackathon 2019: Report from the Winning Team