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NET ZERO: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW

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Over the past year, many industry leaders, such as AstraZenecaGSKNovartis, and Takeda, have updated their sustainability targets and begun their journey to net zero carbon while transforming the pharmaceutical industry.

Reaching net zero is a crucial step in the fight against climate change, so, with these ambitious targets in mind, it is critical to review how innovative energy efficiency projects can reduce carbon emissions whilst also improving quality and compliance.

See Deloitte‘s top tips for getting started with net zero here, and explore EECO2’s innovation within energy efficiency here on our website. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss your own journey towards net zero!

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SUSTAINABILITY FORECAST: STRIVING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CHANGE

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2021 provides a fresh opportunity for organisations to create sustainable value.
Will you capture this opportunity?

Here’s what’s happening this year, and some reflections along the way.

ACTIONABLE SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable development, defined in the 1987 Brundtland Report, should satisfy present generations’ needs ‘without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’

The ‘now’ generation has an increasing expectancy to work for ethical companies, and those responsible for these organisations must ensure Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the forefront of their efforts. Where actionable sustainability is sought after, ethical accountability will develop at the individual, organisational, and global scale.

Undoubtedly, employee engagement will result in organisations living and breathing sustainability, with rising individual ownership and responsibility. Embedding sustainability in practice is surely an essential element of modern business.

As reporting frameworks align, businesses will face clear guidance for sustainable action. EECO2 is here to help re-energise compliance strategies, helping organisations optimise their operational effectiveness and efficiency. Every individual, and every organisation, has a critical role to play in our sustainable future.




AMBITION & INNOVATION

An industry U-turn is needed, now.

Firstly, ambitious target-setting by innovative life science and pharmaceutical organisations has provided a framework for more companies to develop emissions targets as part of their leading policies. This year, fast followers and early adopters will need to develop strong Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) to remain valuable in the face of ambition and innovation.

Additionally, as policies develop a case for energy reduction, innovative technologies will provide the foundation for sustainable growth and development. Improving energy efficiency can help meet short-term emissions objectives, alongside lasting environmental prosperity.

Industry has caught up with EECO2’s leading sustainable initiatives. In 2021, we see a reinvention of the supply chain and delivery of Scope 3 emission reduction strategies. As forward-thinking companies indulge in carbon neutral goals, we must have everyone on board to support the long-term strategy and create a greener world.

PARTNERING SYNERGY

Since the first UN Conference on Environment and Development, ‘Earth Summit’, occurred in 1992, we have since followed the regular occurrence of the Conference of Parties in order to develop a global united front against climate change.

Partnerships provide a balance between risk and reward. In high-emission industries, the risk associated with complex challenges can be shared through collaboration and strategic alliance. Collaboration in this sense can be a win-win for all parties involved, rather than a zero-sum game. Climate change is a challenge we face collectively, so why not communicate and innovate to tackle it in coalition?

As we move towards greater sustainable change, collaboration will drive this acceleration. Together, we will work as like-minded organisations towards a common goal. Where we share sustainable values, we will inspire a sustainable future together.

Notably, where the pandemic has highlighted that we must improve our adaptability to change, it has also amplified the need for partnerships. Where conflict – combined with economic and climate crisis – can be exacerbated by the pandemic situation, we must work towards creating sustainable harmony.

EECO2 have assisted the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) in developing international standards surrounding best practice within pharmaceuticals, with a specialist focus on HVAC. Collaboration alongside other field experts for ISO cleanroom standards has also provided greater opportunity for energy efficiency within cleanrooms.

 
REMOTE AGILITY

Remote working adds a newly sustainable element to our current and future practice. As services and products develop to support this, the need to travel is mitigated and hereby our carbon footprint is minimised. Moreover, remote site energy surveys have already been carried out by EECO2 using the latest mapping and visualisation technology, creating interactive 3D models enabling detailed energy surveys and accurate analysis.

Furthermore, following the enablement of this virtual Kaizen process through technology solutions, EECO2’s patented ICCS innovation will help to reduce energy consumption.  

What does the future of energy efficiency look like?

In conclusion, collaborating on sustainable building and process design will become imperative for a zero-carbon future. We can see building services professionals as the physicians of the future, with the success of design measured against occupant health. Sustainability and health will interlink to impact building services, with engineering driving awareness and allowing people to understand their environment. Creative solutions will provide considerable social value.
 

Now is the time to invest in decarbonization and align with the future of energy efficiency.

Do not wait for opportunities to arise – create them now.

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Build Back Better

HELPING BIG PHARMA BUILD BACK BETTER

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What we do next can change everything. As the world recovers, we have the chance to reset our priorities and build back better than before.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest global health emergency of our time, affecting people’s livelihoods and much of the world’s economies. When lock-downs and restrictions start to relax, attention should be turned to the #BuildBackBetter campaign.

Previously used by other organisations including The World Health Organization in 2013, referring to opportunities of reform in the aftermath of nationwide emergencies1, the campaign name has resurfaced in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The keynote address by Alok Sharma, Business Secretary and COP26 President, at the Let’s Build Back Better event on 3rd August 2020 highlighted the importance of continuing to tackle climate change;

“Today, governments and businesses are, rightly, focussing on their response to the coronavirus pandemic. But the climate crisis remains as acute as ever.”

Sharma stated that this is a critical moment in the fight against climate change and that it is ‘imperative that we work together, in the aftermath of the coronavirus, and ahead of COP26, to build back better’2.

The Build Back Better campaign is not focused on helping industries return to normal, but to use this as an opportunity to improve the norm and become better than before. An industry that would greatly benefit from this campaign to improve sustainability is the pharmaceutical industry. With the journey back to normality, plans need to be in place to ensure that employees have clean and safe working environments to return to, with the aim of significantly reducing their risk of contracting COVID-19. 

One way to incorporate required changes and return better than before, is for companies to invest more seriously in their sustainability plans with the mindset of pairing recovery action with climate action. This will allow the pharmaceutical industry to emerge stronger than before, whilst protecting the environment and improving global sustainability. 

In the short term and as buildings and sites start to reopen, the focus must be on keeping the workforce safe. In July, The World Health Organisation stated that there is a growing body of evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which is the cause of COVID-19) can be spread through the air, particularly in poorly ventilated indoor spaces3; therefore ventilation provision, assessment and maintenance should be top of the list. 

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) assessment should be completed in all areas of each site, to ensure that they are compliant and running initial system modifications are undertaken to protect people and limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 within HVAC systems. These modifications will most likely increase energy consumption and carbon emissions, therefore post pandemic it will be important to achieve a more sustainable long-term fix. Perhaps obvious, but also essential that all personnel follow government and company guidelines on surface cleaning, personal hygiene, physical distancing & separation measures.  

All large businesses have an ethical and legal requirement to monitor and reduce energy usage, carbon footprint and levels of greenhouse gas emissions, with public oversight via the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)4 and others. Inevitably, energy and water usage and climate change appear high up the risk materiality rankings of most large companies. As we start to emerge post-lockdown, new strategies and targets at corporate levels should be in place to reduce climate change or existing targets be brought forward. Earlier this year AstraZeneca brought forward their decarbonation plans by more than a decade and now have an ‘Ambition Carbon Zero’ program, committing zero carbon emissions from operations across the globe by 20255. AstraZeneca’s plans should be the blueprint that other companies across the pharmaceutical industry should be striving to achieve. 

For large companies to meet and potentially exceed energy reduction targets, global multi-site strategies should be in place to accurately measure and report the results. This involves identifying and implementing energy, water, and greenhouse gas reduction opportunities at each site. Analysing entire site energy consumptions, identifying problem areas, and implementing energy efficiency projects will provide emission and cost reductions. Once potential projects have been selected from an initial energy assessment, water assessment or Energy Savings Opportunity Survey (ESOS), a study that develops the detailed solution should be carried out. This feasibility study should include concept designs, risk assessments and detailed costs and savings to enable you to fund and implement projects. HVAC systems within regulated environments is typically responsible for consuming up to 70% of a site’s total energy, and it therefore tends to also represent the largest opportunity for improvement.  

To build back better, innovation and new technologies should emerge and shift the overall industry. A great place to start is reviewing sustainability and energy efficiency of cleanrooms. A review of cleanroom costs in Europe indicated that energy consumption accounts for 65-75% of the annual cost of running a cleanroom, with HVAC systems accounting for the majority of this6. In most cases, particle generation rates are low and air flow rates are set much higher than required. The standard industry model for both existing and new cleanroom construction has not changed for over 50 years, and a new innovative technology that allows for adaptive, demand-based control of the cleanroom’s HVAC system is the future and the key to a more sustainable cleanroom. The ICCS® (Intelligent Cleanroom Control System) regulates and controls based on the particle concentration within the cleanroom, not just on the air change rate, allowing for a reduction in air flow when not required. It is an overdue technological leap forward for cleanroom design and operation offering continuous monitoring of cleanroom performance, whilst assuring product quality, improving compliance and sustainability, and achieving significant energy savings. With this technology EECO2 has demonstrated energy savings of up to 60% on traditional control systems 7. 

With the availability of improved knowledge, advanced technology, and an opportunity to change the norm; Now is the time to act and build back better.


Want EECO2 to help you Build Back Better? Contact us today.

References

  1. https://www.who.int/mental_health/emergencies/building_back_better/en/
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/lets-build-back-better
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-53329946
  4. https://www.cdp.net/en
  5. https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/articles/2020/ambition-zero-carbon-22012020.html
  6. eeco2.com/iccs
  7. eeco2.com/iccs

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VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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EECO2 is delighted to be Knowledge Partner on the upcoming Virtual Round Table Meeting ‘Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry’, taking place on the 24th of September at 10.30am GMT.

The meeting is led by Mark O’Connor who heads up the Global Energy Management Program for MSD, and EECO2’s Director Keith Beattie is working with Mark to set the agenda for the gathering.

Companies who will be represented at the meeting include:

  1. Pfizer
  2. AstraZeneca
  3. Gilead Science
  4. Abbott
  5. Alexion
  6. Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  7. Dechra
  8. GSK

 

If you would like to come along to the Virtual Round Table as our guest on September 24th register your interest here.

The meeting is scheduled to run for one and a half hours and there are only 10 places available.

For more information about what will be discussed or to register your interest about any outcomes of the meeting, contact us.

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NO TRAVEL? NO PROBLEM: EECO2’S REMOTE WORKING CAPABILITIES

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With air travel to and from the UK looking likely to be limited for some time to come, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind existing and prospective clients that much of our work can be carried out remotely without the need for travelling to sites or physical meetings. 

The EECO2 team is already well equipped for remote working including video conferencing and secure file transfer and the following key elements of our service can be facilitated remotely/virtually – don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information or to request a demonstration. 

Remote site energy surveys 

A site energy survey is usually the start point from which EECO2 can identify further opportunities for detailed project development and feasibility. 

Using the latest 3D mapping and visualisation technology, we are now able to carry out site energy surveys remotely, creating accurate interactive 3D models of facilities to enable detailed energy surveys and analysis.  

The resulting high quality record of site systems has a host of practical uses beyond the project and usually represents a cost saving on traditional methods. 

Facility design reviews (including HVAC and Cleanroom design) 

EECO2 can provide detailed evaluation of the energy efficiency performance of capital projects throughout the design process to ensure that new facilities and refurbishment projects operate optimally and in compliance with relevant directives.​ 

We have developed a portfolio of design guides and energy efficiency standards for several clients who use these within their capital project teams and also to educate project engineering design and delivery contractors.​ 

Because of our expertise in cGMP and pharmaceutical manufacturing, we know what works and what does not, and can challenge our clients to be better, whilst never compromising product quality or safety. 

MEMU 

EECO2’s MEMU (Mobile Energy Monitoring Unit) allows for the remote monitoring of energy consumption in addition to the status of filters in HVAC systems. Energy and maintenance managers are therefore able to identify exactly where and how much energy is being consumed in their facilities as well as being able to monitor filter integrity, reducing the need for physical interventions.   

The MEMU® is simple to install utilising wireless communication between sensors and can be tailored to meet a client’s specific requirements. It can be used to prove energy savings before and after a project. Data is transmitted via GSM technology to a bureau hosted by EECO2. This allows clients to view dashboards and access monthly reports. 

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EECO2 LAUNCHES ‘3CS’ INTEGRATED SERVICE

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EECO2 has launched a new service offer in order to better support clients to achieve their ongoing sustainability goals.

EECO2’s “3 Cs” proposition adopts a holistic view of carbon, cost and compliance, and uses a unique combination of tools, processes and regulatory expertise to tailor solutions to individual clients.

“EECO2 is a well-established business which works with most of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies” explained EECO2 director Keith Beattie.

“Our “3 Cs” model is an integrated approach which acknowledges that energy alone is not enough – risk-based analysis and careful evaluation of quality aspects provide opportunities to improve compliance at the same time as reducing cost.”  

EECO2 cite the example of the implementation of the new GMP Annex 1 as the type of project which would benefit from their integrated approach: “the requirement for a holistic contamination control strategy (CCS) is the perfect opportunity for manufacturers to consider carbon and cost improvements whilst identifying and mitigating risk and improving product quality.”   

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ICS STANDARDS TRAINING WORKSHOP – ISO 14644-16

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The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and Irish Cleanroom Society (ICS) have announced a standards training workshop on the application of ISO 14644-16:2019, Energy Efficiency & Management in Cleanrooms.

Focusing on the new ISO 14644-16:2019 energy efficiency in cleanrooms, the training will examine practical worked examples and look at best practice approaches to Energy Efficiency. The subject matter experts leading the training, include EECO2’s Executive Director Keith Beattie, Conor Murray (Chairman ICS, Ireland) and Pier Angelo Galligani (ASCAA, Italy). Attendees will get the opportunity to look over key elements and opportunities for energy efficiency and ask the experts queries on their own situation.

The day will be split into a technical seminar in the morning and an interactive workshop in the afternoon, providing attendees with specific guidance on how to apply ISO 14644-16:2019 and update their own SOPs.

So if you are looking to optimise your cleanroom performance, book your place today on the standards training workshop and discover how from the experts. 

Workshop Seminar Details
  • Date: Wednesday, 25th March 2020
  • Duration: 1-day standard training workshop
  • Location: NSAI, 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland D09 A0E4
  • Cost: €500
  • The attendance fee includes notes, a hard copy or soft electronic PDF copy of ISO 14644-3:2019, refreshments and a selection of sandwiches and snacks at lunchtime.
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BIG PHARMA, SMALL CARBON

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AstraZeneca made the news last week by ‘bringing forward decarbonisation plans by more than a decade’, so the world looks to the rest of Big Pharma to analyse what they are planning on doing to reduce their carbon footprint.

AstraZeneca created the ‘Ambition Zero Carbon’ programme, committing to zero carbon emissions from operations across the world by 2025. The company is planning to invest up to $1bn to achieve their new goals. The goals also include looking into their supply chain; asking suppliers to analyse their carbon emissions, to gain a full view of emissions produced. This should result in AstraZeneca becoming carbon negative across its entire value chain by 2030.

GSK also have ambitions of being Carbon Neutral. They want to reduce their overall carbon footprint by 25% by 2020 (vs. 2010) and have a carbon neutral value chain by 2050. In addition, GSK has looked to their water and operational waste, with key targets listed in their commitments. “We are committed to managing and reducing the environmental impacts of our operations and our products across their life-cycle. We have set ambitious goals to reduce carbon, water and waste across our value chain – from the sourcing of raw materials and the impacts of our own labs and factories, to the use and disposal of our products by patients and consumers.” GSK

Bayer is another with great aim to combat climate change; “we can only be successful as a company in the long term if we balance our economic growth with our responsibility for the environment and society” Bayer. The corporate website lists some of the targets, including reducing specific greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent through 2020 (compared with 2015) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions – including the areas of business trips, communications technologies, logistics and along the entire value-added chain.

Involving business trips, logistics and supply chain (not just focusing purely on production) is an important factor that all companies – not just Big Pharma – need to consider when calculating their carbon footprint.

Pfizer and Sanofi have also spoken about limiting the direct (and indirect) impact their activities have on the environment, but as the issue of climate change and carbon reduction becomes larger and a more prominent fixture in our daily lives, the more larger organisations are expected to do. A majority of internal schemes and targets for large pharmaceutical organisations seem to have an ‘end goal’ set at 2020.

So, what now? Whether the organisation hit the target as we enter 2020 or if they just missed it, it seems there needs to be another push for the next big target… following AstraZeneca’s programme its seems 2025 may do just right. 

For help reaching carbon reduction goals, see how EECO2 can help… EECO2 Solutions.

Or if you have a project in mind but need to prove how eefective it is, try energy monitoring: MEMU

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ITALY – HVAC ENERGY ASSESSMENT

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Last week, the EECO2 team was in beautiful Italy for an on-site HVAC Energy Assessment. The 4 day assessment took place at the pharmaceutical manufacturing site a couple of hours from the capital. The visit was incredibly successful and the team is now preparing the report for the client. 

What is involved in an energy assessment?

The EECO2 team analyses site energy consumption, identifying problem areas and energy efficiency projects that will be able to provide emission and cost reduction. They then produce a report with a list of recommended energy efficiency projects and predicted savings for each. Working together with the site team, the EECO2 team works to implement the agreed projects, to improve the energy efficiency of the site and reduce consumption and cost.

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NEW FEATURE: GUIDE TO ENERGY EFFICIENT CLEANROOM PROJECTS

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EECO2’s Keith Beattie and Matt Harris have worked together to produce a new feature for the August edition of Cleanroom Technology; ‘Guide to energy-efficient cleanroom projects’. This feature looks at delivering efficient and resilient manufacturing facilities in the energy intensive pharma industry. 

“The energy use in pharma processes is significantly affected by initial design decisions, making it an excellent opportunity for improving lifecycle cost visibility at an early stage”



Matt tells how sustainability reviews are often left until the late stages of a design, so nearly everything is already in place and it is very hard to make any real changes. He goes on to describe how this affects the new buildings as they become a replica of what has come before… with only slight changes. 

“Through EECO2’s experience of providing a range of services—efficiency workshops, survey, design—we see first-hand even relatively new facilities operating well below optimal levels. This highlights many of the issues with the standard construction process”



The piece discusses ‘old vs. new’, including why new facilities are often much less efficient than older ones and what needs to change for future design and build projects to become more energy efficient. One of the main suggestions is to keep it simple, with clear targets at the beginning of the project. 

“The efficient and resilient facilities of tomorrow don’t need to emerge from science fiction neither do they require huge additional budgets. We have the technology and design tools to deliver them today at no significant cost premium”

Read the full article here.

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