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All German sites of the pharmaceutical service provider will be
supplied with green electricity moving forward

  • Vetter contributes to climate and environmental protection
  • Sustainability is a central pillar of the corporate philosophy
  • Ambitious objectives regarding the use of natural gas are in process

a global operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization
(CDMO) has reached another important milestone regarding sustainability.
Beginning immediately, all German sites
of the company
will be supplied with only CO2 neutral
energy from certified renewable energy sources. This action underlines
the CDMO’s commitment to climate and environmental protection as an
important element of its corporate

As a partner of biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers both large
and small, Vetter has been meeting high international sustainability
requirements for many years. The company is certified according to the
standards for environmental protection ISO 14001, energy management ISO
50001, as well as occupational health and safety BS OHSAS 18001.

“Sustainability is a central pillar of Vetter’s corporate philosophy and
our stance on this subject is firmly anchored within our organization.
The supply of our German sites with green electricity is an important
part of our company-wide program for environmental protection, energy
management, and occupational health and safety,” explains Managing
Director Thomas Otto. “Our aim is to act holistically and develop our
multi-faceted initiatives in these areas on a continuous basis.”

The next milestone has already been set. Within the next ten years
Vetter plans to offset the company-wide use of natural gas, making it
completely CO2 neutral. Unavoidable CO2 emissions
are offset by investments in high-quality climate protection projects.

The largest sustainability project the CDMO recently implemented is at
its state-of-the-art center for visual inspection and logistics, which
received the international industry prize Facility
of the Year Award
(FOYA) in 2018 as a Facility of the Future.
The site consequently realizes a sustainable energy concept specifically
developed by Vetter. This includes the operation of a modern,
environmentally friendly block heating and power plant, the use of
geothermal energy and the comprehensive use of excess energy, as well as
powerful photovoltaic systems, all of which are combined in an
energy-efficient manner.

The company-wide
EHS program
also includes actions for sustainable,
resource-efficient management, the promotion of healthy working
conditions, and regular training for all staff members to raise their
individual awareness of responsible behavior.

Find the Vetter press kit and more background information here.

About Vetter

Headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany, Vetter is a global leading
contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with
production facilities in Germany and the United States. Currently
employing 4,500
individuals worldwide
, the company has long-term experience in
supporting biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers both large and
small. Vetter services
range from early stage development support including clinical
, to commercial
and numerous
packaging solutions
for vials, syringes and cartridges. As a leading
solution provider, Vetter appreciates its responsibility to support the
needs of its customers by developing devices that contribute to
increased patient safety, convenience, and enhanced compliance. Great
importance is also given to social
including environmental protection and
sustainability. Learn more about Vetter at


Vetter Pharma International GmbH
Markus Kirchner
Spokesperson / Media Relations
Phone: +49 (0)751-3700-3729
[email protected]