We are committed to working together to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. This is demonstrated by our contribution to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs"), a set of 17 global goals developed to define global priorities and address major societal and environmental concerns.
We have identified six priority SDGs and specific targets that sit under those to which we are making a positive contribution.
Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Our business is focused on the supply of clinically valuable healthcare products to people around the world – products which enable them to lead healthier lives, either through the treatment of existing conditions, or through promoting well-being through prevention.
Goal 4: Quality education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Relevant targets: 4.4
Our commitment to training and development supports all our employees in the pursuit of lifelong learning, ensuring their skills stay relevant to the evolving needs of our business, and of society as a whole.
Business growth also fuels the creation of new roles – both at entry-level and for experienced hires, who bring new skills into the business to share with colleagues.
We also enable lifelong learning through our work with Healthcare Professionals (‘HCPs’), providing them with product and therapy area education, information and resources, so they can prescribe or recommend our products with confidence, and offer informed guidance to end users.
Goal 5: Gender equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Relevant targets: 5.5
We are committed in our recruitment, promotion, and other selection processes to ensuring equal opportunities for all, irrespective of gender. Our inclusive culture actively values diversity, and the differing perspectives that a diverse workforce can bring. We currently employ more women than men (58% vs 42% as at 31 December 2021), with female representation in senior management roles increasing 4 percentage points to 26% in 2021.
Goal 8: Decent work & economic growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Relevant targets: 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 8.7, 8.8
Alliance currently employs over 250 people in eight locations around the world. The continued growth and success of our business contributes directly to economic growth and the number of people we are able to offer good quality, productive employment to.
Our employees primarily comprise high-skilled knowledge workers – and we are committed to continuing to invest in their ongoing training and development, as well as providing them with the technological resources needed to enable them to work more effectively. Over the past couple of years, we have made significant investments in our IT infrastructure, to fully support remote working, and to implement a new ERP system.
We are committed to ensuring that the growth of our business does not come at the expense of people or planet and are actively looking for ways to reduce both our direct resource consumption and the sustainability of our products.
We oppose modern slavery in all its forms and have an anti-slavery and human trafficking policy, designed to promote compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We provide a comfortable, safe working environment for all our employees and are committed to respecting labour rights and practices in each of the countries in which we operate.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption & production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Relevant targets: 12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6
We are actively looking for ways in which can improve the sustainability of our products – through understanding the sustainability profile of our supply chain, reviewing product ingredients and exploring opportunities to improve the sustainability of our packaging.
Through incorporating sustainability considerations as part of our innovation and development (‘I&D’) process and working with our contract manufacturers to improve packaging recyclability / recycled content, we will be able to make a meaningful change to the sustainability characteristics of our product portfolio.
We have increased the adoption of sustainable practices across our business more widely and are working to improve the level of reporting of all our sustainability initiatives.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
We are actively looking at initiatives to reduce our overall GHG emissions and intend to publish SBTi aligned net zero targets for our Scope 1 & 2 emissions in 2022 and for our Scope 3 emissions in 2023.
Our outsourced business model means that the most carbon intensive aspects of our activities sit outside of our direct control. In delivering our carbon action plan, we are therefore committed to working with our contract manufacturers, logistics service providers and other business partners to understand their emissions profiles and explore ways in which we can work with them to reduce our Scope 3 emissions. The climate-related impacts of our direct activities, whilst still a focus for us in terms of continuing to deliver near-term carbon reductions, are relatively modest and so offer limited opportunities for making a meaningful contribution.