"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

    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

    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

    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

    Development of Human Right Policy

    Helping to assess modern slavery risks amongst current and new suppliers

  • New Chiller Management System

    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

    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

    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

    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 Systems

    Upgrading our steam trap system to limit water usage

  • 100% Recyclable Office Paper

    100% Recyclable Office Paper

    Lipa has fully transitioned to procuring all office paper from 100% recyclable sources.

  • Active Participant in EPA Bin Trim Program

    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

    99% LED Light Implementation

    Lipa has converted 99% of all lights into energy-efficient LED variants with attached motion sensors.

  • Skycool Paint Application

    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

    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

    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

    Creation of Environmental Management Team

    Lipa has developed a team of individuals to manage our environmental impact and assess, recommend and implement required initiatives.

Sustainability Snapshot

Lipa Pharmaceuticals has made numerous strides in making our offices and facilities more environmentally sustainable, in large part due to the initiatives listed below.

                Major HVAC and Chiller investments
                Recycling Gelatin Wastes into paints and adhesives
                99% LED Light Implementation
                Skycool Paint Application
                Improved Glass Packaging Capabilities 
                Upgrading Steam Trap Systems 
                Enforcement of Modern Salvery Questionnaire 

Sustainability Partnerships

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.

Sedex is a global membership organization that provides one of the world’s leading online platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by tens of thousands of companies to manage their performance around labour rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.

Ecovardis is one of the world’s largest and most trusted self-assessment platforms, that helps provide companies with sustainability ratings to help better their structure and governance. Lipa is proud to achieve Bronze level status across various business operations including Environment, Safety, Ethics and Labour Standards.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation that enhances an organisation's packaging value chain, by developing the insights, resources and programs that are needed to build a sustainable national packaging ecosystem. 

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.

Lipa is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation Charity Ball. This is a local charity that aims to raise, stimulate and advocate for the funding of children and adolescent health services and research delivered within the Macarthur region.

An employee lead initiative, involving an internal toy drive throughout the month of December, where the total collection amount is given to the Salvation Army's Wishing Tree Appeal to help make Christmas brighter for families in local areas experiencing hardship.

Lipa is proud to be an active contributor to the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea event. An annual fundraising celebration, where all funds donated help support those impacted by cancer.

Environmental Roadmap

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.