Events
Upcoming Event Propelling Sustainable Water Management in Water Stressed Future Apr 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Mexico City, Mexico
Advancing Product Transparency & Consumer Trust Symposium Mar 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Washington DC
Executive Roundtable: TCFD & Natural/Social Capital Valuation Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 — Basel, Switzerland
Past Event Business Workshop on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals Feb 06, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Munich, Germany
Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Nov 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Munich, Germany
La Red Summit 2018 Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 — Antigua, Guatemala
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Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
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Environmental Pollution caused by human and veterinary pharmaceutical substances is an emerging environmental concern.  This roundtable convened a multi-stakeholder group to share insights and discuss responsible business practices.  Speakers included senior executives from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, ERM, Merck, Travers Smith, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Health Care without Harm, Merck Group, Ministry of the Netherlands, Novartis and University of Gothenberg
 
Roundtable participants agreed that industry‚Äôs best option to tackle the issue is a collaborative approach to increase data transparency, share knowledge, and educate the public about a responsible use of pharmaceuticals, in collaboration with all stakeholders involved in their product stewardship. It was recognized that pharmaceuticals enter the environment via a variety of pathways, many of which are not under the direct control of the pharmaceutical industry.  However, leading pharmaceutical companies treat wastewater from own operations to minimize release of pharmaceuticals to the environment, with excellent results when modern technology is used.  In addition, leading pharmaceutical companies have made commitments to require treatment of wastewater from contract manufacturers/suppliers to minimize release of pharmaceuticals to the environment. 
 
You can read the event summary here.

WEC thanks Bristol-Myers Squibb for their generous sponsorship of this event.
 
Business Workshop on Implementing the SDGs
 
 
 
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WEC, DNV GL and nine global companies met on February 6, 2019 in a workshop in Munich/Germany to explore trends in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to share best practices. While global trends are showing that the large majority of large corporations have prioritized the SDGs for their organization and find value in them, meaningful engagement on target-level is hardly established. This is concerning as none of the SDGs are on track to being met. 
 
The workshop revealed that companies have now understood that the SDGs provide an opportunity to take additional action beyond established corporate sustainability goals and that it is more promising to focus action on target-level than addressing one of the 17 Goals without differentiation. The discussion helped to share practical ideas about how business can best start the process of working with the SDGs and how focused collaboration can be achieved. You can read the event summary here!
2019 Gold Medal Award Recipient: Ingersoll Rand
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WEC is pleased to announce that its 35th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingersoll Rand, Michael W. Lamach, will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 16, 2019, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Read the full press release here