Environmental Activities- Waste Management
In February 2009, as part of our Waste Management project, TIL introduced Duplex printing with an estimated paper saving of around 600,000 sheets of paper in the first year alone. The amount of pages saved in 2009 reached 596,000 and in 2010 reached 467,000. That's over 1 million sheets in just 24 months and 128 trees saved. Furthermore we have planted more than 50 cherry trees around the site.
In 2010, we reviewed our waste contract providers. We secured a contract with Rehab Recycle to take responsibility for the recycling of confidential office paper, glass and electronic waste. Rehab Recycle is Ireland's largest single employer of workers with disabilities. In total some 361 people are employed under the Rehab Enterprises umbrella, 210 of whom are workers with disabilities.
We introduced a number of other initiatives to reduce waste:
- Normal batteries are being replaced with rechargeable ones across the site. This significantly reduces our electronic waste
- Plastic cutlery was removed from canteen and replaced with reusable metal ones
- Introduction of reusable water bottles to reduce use of the plastic cups
- Recycling of metal drums from our production facility was introduced
- We also recycle all packaging material i.e. cardboard, plastic bales, fibre drums, timber, plastic drums, blisters and foams. Approx 95% of our non hazardous waste is recycled
- For hazardous waste, which has to be incinerated, we changed from an incinerator facility based in Germany to one located in England. This has drastically reduced the carbon footprint associated with this activity as the distance of transportation of waste has been reduced from approx 1300km to 250km
- From Friday, December 24, 2010 through to Sunday, January 2, 2011 Takeda Ireland Limited implemented our Winter Set-back Programme following a review of significant energy users. This has kept us on track to achieve our target for energy reduction as well as helping reduce our carbon footprint
Takeda Ireland Limited (Bray) is a member of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's Self Audit Scheme.
Takeda Ireland Limited (TIL) is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in Japan. TIL commenced operations in Bray, Co. Wicklow in 1997, and manufactures a range of Solid Oral Dosage pharmaceutical formulations.
TIL consider environmental protection an essential requirement of its operations. TIL undertakes to conduct its business in a manner which protects the environment of the Customers, Employees and Communities in which it operates.
TIL will strive to:
- Prevent pollution from all its operations
- Reduce the impact of its environmental aspects, having particular regard to:
- Aqueous Discharges
- Air Emissions
- Waste Management
- Use of natural resources (water, gas etc)
- Use of energy
- Use of raw materials
- Potential accidents and emergencies
- Suppliers and contractors
- Implement continual improvement and prevention of pollution in all its operations by regularly setting and reviewing objectives and targets
- Conduct all its activities in compliance with EU and national legislation, and Takeda Corporate environmental principles
- Make the environmental policy and objectives and targets available to employees, other interested parties, and the public on request