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Bioiberica becomes the first Spanish pharmaceutical company that achieves CSR management system certification aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

2 Aug 2021
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Barcelona, August 2, 2021 – Global Life Science company, Bioiberica, has obtained certification of its CSR management system aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), following an audit by Bureau Veritas.

Bioiberica, which supplies over 100 products to contribute to improve human, animal and plant health in over 80 countries, is the first Spanish company in the pharmaceutical industry to be awarded the certification. Achieving certified status reaffirms the company’s commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability – a fundamental pillar of Bioiberica’s strategic objectives, alongside safety, innovation and excellence.

In 2015, the UN General Assembly outlined its SDGs – a shared set of global goals that aim to eradicate poverty and inequality, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all – in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals reflect the most significant needs of the planet and humanity and act as a guide to the risks and opportunities faced by all organisations in the coming years.

The certification was awarded to Bioiberica following a transparent audit process in which Bureau Veritas highlighted the company’s strong alignment with 6 of the 17 SDGs defined by the UN. These include: ensuring good health and wellbeing by creating an effective health and safety system for all employees (SDG 3); ensuring affordable and clean energy (SDG 7); promoting decent work and economic growth (SDG 8); building resilient infrastructure, sustainable industrialisation, and fostering innovation (SDG 9); advocating for reducing inequality and promoting social inclusion (SDG 10); and promoting responsible consumption and production through Bioiberica’s circular economy business model (SDG 12).

Speaking of the achievement, Bioiberica’s CEO, Luis Solera, said: "Bioiberica is firmly committed to sustainability and the circular economy. This entails the responsibility of constantly working to improve the health of people, animals and plants, promoting a coherent ecological transition that contributes to creating a healthier planet. The recognition of the CSR management system reinforces our will to continue working towards a better future”.

Bertrand Martin, Executive President of Bureau Veritas Spain and Portugal, adds: "By achieving certification of its CSR Management System aligned with the SDGs, Bioiberica takes a further step in its crucial commitment to sustainability. We’re very proud to have certified a company whose commitment is to improve global health and wellbeing, and working with companies like Bioiberica reinforces our desire to contribute to a more responsible economy.”

To discover more about Bioiberica’s approach to a sustainable circular business model, visit the website.