CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As a conscientious corporate citizen, Apotex Pharmachem recognizes that it has an important responsibility to its employees and to the communities in which our employees work and live. Promoting a safe workplace, improving healthcare, preserving and enhancing our natural environment and cultivating innovation are integral parts of our business.

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As a conscientious corporate citizen, Apotex Pharmachem recognizes that it has an important responsibility to its employees and to the communities in which our employees work and live. Promoting a safe workplace, improving healthcare, preserving and enhancing our natural environment and cultivating innovation are integral parts of our business.

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Signa, Toluca, Mexico

An Apotex Pharmachem Group Company

Clean Industry Certification

In Mexico, any industry aimed to improve upon the areas of Safety, Health or Environment (SH&E) is entitled to participate in a program to be audited by the Mexican Environmental Protection Agency in order to receive a Certification as a "Clean Industry". Signa decided to enroll in this program in 2002 and has been working since then to comply with all requirements.

In 2007 the action plan was fully compliant and the Certification was granted. In July 2012, after a second audit, Signa was re-certified. The "Clean Industry" Certificate means that our company is committed to integrating SH&E excellence into our business activities and holds technical and professional knowledge to prevent accidents, illnesses and negative environmental impact.

Responsible Care Program

In September 2010, the Risk Engineering Management System at Signa was certified by the Chemical Industry Association in Mexico, based on a Responsible Care Program initiated in Canada several years ago and adopted in Mexico some time later. Having a formal management system, SH&E areas are involved in a continuous improvement process, as audits take place every three years.

Environmental Responsibility & Awareness

Signa adopted a piece of Land in a public park to be forested and every year, on several Saturdays throughout the year, employees of Signa attend “Morelos Park”, close to Toluca City, in order to plant trees and take care of them.

For 15 years planting trees has been a continuous activity in Toluca to reduce negative environmental impact. This activity helps as well to improve environmental awareness of new generations.

 

CLEAN AND GREEN

CLEAN and GREEN

                                Description: A green planet is a clean planet 

Apotex Pharmachem Inc., a Canadian company with "green-friendly" roots, recognizes that as an active pharmaceutical company we must constantly be aware of the environment and as such, has taken numerous measures to minimize our impact on the physical environment. For example, Apotex Pharmachem Inc. uses green chemistry principles to design processes to avoid or minimize the impact to the environment.Apotex Pharmachem Inc. also participates in the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act Program. To help Apotex Pharmachem Inc. create a plan to reduce toxics, it had created an internal Toxics Reduction Act Committee dedicated to investigating new and creative ways of recycling, reusing and reducing the use of prescribed toxics, as well as encouraging environmental compliance.

 

Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act

As part of Ontario's legislated Toxics Reduction Act, Apotex Pharmachem Inc. investigated ways to reduce the amount of prescribed substances. This is outlined in the following plan summaries:

2015 Annual Toxics Reduction Report

2014 Annual Toxics Reduction Report

2013 Annual Toxics Reduction Report

2012 Plan Summary

2011 Plan Summary