"At Lipa, we understand the growing importance of being socially and environmentally responsible, and our efforts highlight our commitment to sustainability and being a leader within our industry".
- Rob Tanna
Chief Executive Officer
Lipa's Sustainability Activities
Significant Upgrades to our HVAC System
Upgrading HVAC pumps and controls, which led to a 15% absolute energy reduction across our chillers and pumps
Improved Glass Production Capabilities
We have recently expanded upon our glass manufacturing capability to provide a more sustainable option to our customers.
Implementation of Highly Sustainable Packing Wrap
Lipa has recently transitioned to a superior form of packaging wrap, which has led to a 70% reduction in plastic.
Development of Human Right Policy
Helping to assess modern slavery risks amongst current and new suppliers
New Chiller Management System
A new dedicated Chiller Management System to trend and log energy performance, helping us analyse future improvement projects.
Joining SEDEX and Undertaking SMETA Audit
Lipa is a current member of Sedex, a supply chain sustainability organisation. This membership allows us to engage in multiple audits, including our first on-site 4 Pillar SMETA audit across labour, health and safety, environmental and business ethics.
Signatories of the Australian Packaging Covenant
This partnership allows us to engage in audits regarding the recyclability of our tertiary packaging and ways to reduce the amount of plastic and cardboard used in our B2B packaging ecosystem.
Implementation of Environmental Roadmap
Our environmental roadmap is an essential year-on-year tool that allows us to monitor and set environmental targets, extending to 2024.
Upgrading our Steam Trap Systems
Upgrading our steam trap system to limit water usage
100% Recyclable Office Paper
Lipa has fully transitioned to procuring all office paper from 100% recyclable sources.
Active Participant in EPA Bin Trim Program
The Bin Trim Program is the most extensive business recycling program in Australia, collectively diverting over 260,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
99% LED Light Implementation
Lipa has converted 99% of all lights into energy-efficient LED variants with attached motion sensors.
Skycool Paint Application
Lipa has utilised Skycool paint, a heat-reflective roof application that naturally keeps our facilities cooler and helps reduce energy usage from air conditioning units.
Gelatin Recycling Initiative
We collect and separate clear and coloured gelatin net waste. To be taken to a local recycler and then converted into glues, paints and adhesives.
New Waste Management System
A new waste management system has been implemented in our packaging facility to ensure greater efficiency regarding the separation, collection and recycling of cardboard paper and clear Low-Density Polypropylene (LDPE) such as plastic shrink/pallet wrap.
Creation of Environmental Management Team
Lipa has developed a team of individuals to manage our environmental impact and assess, recommend and implement required initiatives.
Lipa Pharmaceuticals has made numerous strides in making our offices and facilities more environmentally sustainable, in large part due to the initiatives listed below.
At Lipa, we have advanced our governance structure, by joining world-leading organisations to ensure we are driving positive change throughout all stages of our business.
Lipa's Social Initatives
Lipa understands the requirements of sustainability extend further than our environmental footprint. Hence we strive to make a positive impact on our community and our employees.
With targets set to 2024 our environmental roadmap is a key tool to ensure our current actions are governed for the future benefit of the world around us.