Better Climate

McKesson Europe is playing a key role in delivering healthcare in many countries. For us, the way we do business is as important as what we do. We care for people and the planet we live on, so our next step is making a clear contribution towards a low carbon society.

At McKesson Europe, we focus our sustainability ambition around one target – carbon neutrality by 2030.

We're going neutral. Our way to a Better Climate. back to top

We're going neutral. Our way to a Better Climate.

As a leading pharmaceutical distributor and retail pharmacy company, McKesson Europe has an impact on the environment: Over 80% of our carbon emissions stem from the thousands of deliveries we make every day. Another 20% comes from the energy we use for lighting, heating, and cooling. On our way to a better climate, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions by 100% by 2030.

Together with all subsidiaries of McKesson Europe, we are aiming to reduce all our scope 1 and 2 emissions (own transportation, heating, electricity) as well as scope 3 emissions from external transportation and flights. Over the last year, we achieved 17% CO2 reductions compared to our baseline year FY19.

To take another step towards carbon neutrality, McKesson Europe has achieved these concrete goals during this fiscal year:

By eliminating our CO2 emissions, we are contributing to the fight against climate change, which remains one of the biggest challenges we face in the 21st century.

Dr Kristin Vorbohle, Head of Sustainability and Branding

Eco-efficiency in our Operations & Transportation back to top

Eco-efficiency in our Operations & Transportation

We are reducing our environmental impact – thanks to Green Six Sigma back to top

We are reducing our environmental impact – thanks to Green Six Sigma

Green Six Sigma is an extension of our Lean Six Sigma approach with a focus on sustainability: We aim at optimizing our processes while saving resources and avoiding wastage. Thanks to this approach, we were able to implement numerous green initiatives all over Europe, such as breakage reduction in warehouses, tour optimization, and cardboard recycling projects. And we even doubled the impact: Besides saving resources in our daily work, we also planted trees on behalf of the participating countries. A great combination!