Scope of the reporting

Energy consumption of UCB’s car fleet (other than utility vehicles) and the related CO2 emissions is not yet included in the reporting scope. In 2017, the environmental footprint of the production site in Shannon (Ireland), which was divested in the second quarter of 2016, is no longer included in the scope of the environmental performance reporting. Energy consumption data for the affiliates located in Moscow and Sao Paulo, on the other hand, were included for the first time, in order to reach a 90% coverage of UCB’s global operations. Revamping projects, which occurred in several manufacturing sites, had an impact on our ecological footprint.

UCB affiliate in Brazil (photo)

UCB affiliate in Brazil

UCB affiliate in Madrid (photo)

UCB affiliate in Madrid

UCB also prepared a better understanding of the increasingly important environmental footprint upstream and downstream of its operations, which will allow us to address the environmental footprint of UCB’s entire value chain when defining the Science Based Targets. Over 20 strategic contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) reported on key environmental indicators.

As already mentioned, Global Supply Chain initiatives for greening the logistical processes are being prioritized. In line with scope 3 reporting, the GHG emissions related to business travel are included in this report.