From our business strategies to our day-to-day operations, environmental responsibility has long been a priority for Genzyme. We believe that by reducing our impact on the natural world, we help establish not only a healthier environment, but a more sustainable business to continue serving our constituents for many years to come.
Our earliest efforts focused on complying with environmental regulations, and we established a separate Environmental Affairs group in 1999 to monitor and manage those issues.
Our vision soon broadened beyond compliance requirements. Motivated by both top-down leadership and bottom-up employee initiatives, we began exploring ways to proactively improve our environmental performance. Globally, we set quantifiable goals and implemented on-site programs – and before long, established ourselves as an industry leader in green business. Alongside Genzyme's significant growth and expansion, our environmental impact continues to diminish relative to our size. It's a trend we strive to maintain as we head into the future.