Janssen has made far-reaching efforts to make waste management sustainable. In line with the Healthy Future objectives of parent company Johnson & Johnson, the amount of waste which is not reused or recycled must be reduced by 10% by 2015.

Thousands of kilos of waste are generated each day at the Janssen sites in Belgium. The company is unable to avoid waste altogether, but it is committed to sustainable waste management.

Janssen also aims for less pharmaceutical substances in the environment. And Janssen is also dedicated to raising the awareness of its own staff to sustainably handle waste.


For Janssen, ecological sustainability starts from the development of new products, with the application of green chemistry and green technology.

During the production of our medicines, we aim to continuously improve our environmental performance. At the end of the life cycle of our medicines, we take a careful and responsible line in this context.

In this broad field of action, we aim to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible: fewer raw materials, efficient production through reduced water and energy consumption, and production of less waste and emissions.

This leads to a win-win situation: Janssen minimizes its impact on the environment from the outset, while, at the same time, saving a lot of time and money in the long run.