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Industrial Efforts

Many chemical companies, especially the Pharmaceutical sector, is striving to incorporate green chemistry technology to support sustainability in design, production and waste management.

  • Pfizer won an award from the UK Institute of Chemical Engineers for reducing the amount of organic process waste generated in the production of Viagra.
  • Merck & Co and Bristol-Myers Squibb are past winners of the annual US Presidential Green Chemistry award for companies adopting environmentally-friendly ways to design, manufacture and use chemicals.

 

Following table shows a snapshot of how several big pharma companies have achieved sustainability in manufacturing of their blockbuster drugs, and have been recognized by various awards

company awards table

 

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