Teva Opts for 100% Renewable Energy in Germany

Teva's German production sites are planning to convert their electricity supplies to 100% renewable energy. By December 2015, they will be using only “green energy”.

Teva Opts for 100% Renewable Energy in Germany
The certificate was presented on October 30, 2015 to Dr. Markus Leyck Dieken, General Manager of Teva in Germany (left) and Klaus Eder, Managing Director of SWU GmbH (right).

Teva's German production sites in Ulm, Blaubeuren and Weiler will adopt the global energy purchasing initiative and convert their electricity supplies to 100% renewable energy. The switch makes Germany the first location within Teva's global production network to use “green energy” exclusively.

Teva Awarded the SWU Natural Power Certificate

The contract with SWU was agreed upon over two years ago and runs from December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. Teva is thus making a significant contribution towards environmental protection in Germany — the company's CO² emissions will be reduced by 34,160 tons and radioactive waste by 14 kilograms. For this initiative, Teva has been awarded the “SWU Natural Power” certificate.

Green Power

Several of Teva's other European sites are also relying on “green power” — Ireland will use 50% renewable energy starting next month and Italy 100% from January 2016. Including the German production sites, Teva will obtain 20 per cent of its electricity in Europe from renewable sources. Other Teva sites will follow suit in the near future.