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In May 2019 Ethical Consumer viewed Perrigo's 2018 CSR report. This report stated:

"In January of 2016, we implemented a formal sustainability target to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG), energy usage, water withdrawn and total waste by 15% by 2020, using 2015 data as a baseline."

The report discussed the company's environmental impact, including water, waste, greenhoues gas emissions, energy, packaging and electronics waste. It was thus held to have a reasonable understanding of its main envrionmental impacts.

There was no evidence within the report that the data presented was independently verified. Perrigo thus received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for Environmental Reporting.


2018 CSR report (6 May 2019)

In May 2019 Ethical Consumer searched the Perrigo website for the company's policy on the use of the hazardous chemicals parabens, triclosan and phthalates.

Some forms or uses of these chemicals are banned or restricted in the EU or the USA.

Triclosan is an antibacterial and is a suspected endocrine disruptor. Parabens are also endocrine disruptors and have been linked to breast cancer and are used as preservatives. Phthalates, usually DEP or DBP, are used in fragrances and are endocrine disruptors.

A strong policy on toxics would be no use of these chemicals or clear, dated targets for ending their use.
Nothing could be found that specifically mentioned these three chemicals.

Therefore the company received Ethical Consumer's worst rating on toxics.


website (6 May 2019)