Corporate & Social Responsibility

Social and environmental stakes leads SGD Pharma to build and set up its strategy taking into account sustainable development.

SGD Pharma commits to reduce its impact on the society and on the planet. We can rely on a corporate identity, strong values and employee’s involvement. Daily actions, innovation, continuous improvement and strong collaboration between departments and countries support SGD Pharma to produce better glass vials and to ensure patient safety.  

SGD Pharma men and women are daily involved to contribute to satisfy our customers as well as to support sustainable development with focus on 3 main axes:

1. Environmental commitment

SGD Pharma business uses a lot of energies. The management of natural resources and energy is a key indicator as regards to environmental as well as global performance. This indicator helps to build a profitable growth on a long term basis, including planet stakes and benefiting our customers, our stakeholders, our teams and our partners.

The quality and performance of our manufacturing facilities are worldwide renowned amongst the glass industry. It is the result of the involvement of our teams and our regular investments to optimise resources (energy, raw materials…) and protect the environment. 

SGD Pharma implements its environmental process using 4 pillars:




This first principle is implemented by SGD Pharma when making its products. Reducing energy consumption, glass pollutions, such as dusts, CO2 and SOx, and waste is the main priority. SGD Pharma new plant uses 20% of renewable energy.

Aqueous effluents


Waste and water are the focuses for recycling: 

  • Optimisation of waste treatment 
  • Internal recycling of cooling water and development of its in-situ re-use
  • Internal re-use of cullet 

100% of  industrial wastewater is recovered and recycled in our new plant.

ISO 14001


The management of energy consumption is a major goal in the glass industry. To reach this goal, the Management system of Energy, in compliance with the standard ISO 50001:2011, has been implemented in several facilities.

In 2014, Sucy facility improved its energetic performance by more than 3%.


Respect is the first step to environmental commitment of SGD Pharma: respect of environment, resources, regions and its inhabitants where SGD Pharma is located. Protecting the environment is a daily commitment and vigilance on our manufacturing sites.

Saint Quentin French plant is classified for the protection of environment. Aware of this classification from the design of the plant until now, the company and its employees join in to reach zero environmental accident and to reduce to the minimum its impact on the environment.

2. Social commitment

SGD Pharma has 2750 employees split on 3 continents: they are men and women producing and selling primary packaging for drugs, a committed job to care of health and patient safety.

SGD Pharma is willing to be a responsible and attractive company.

Manufacturing pharmaceutical glass is a business so specific that competencies and know-how are an invaluable capital. Thanks to highly involved employees, SGD Pharma maintains years after years its technical knowledge and continue to develop its glass expertise.

Training employees is a critical goal:

  • SGD Pharma has several training centers to maintain and develop its know-how and its employees competencies
  • SGD Pharma develops relationships with schools and universities to attract talents and ensure permanent renewing of its experts.

Safety is a major priority for our company. Daily and preventive actions are implemented to strengthen the safety of all employees all over the world. The goal is to apply EHS best practices thanks to shared experiences between the manufacturing facilities.

During the « World Safety Day » in 2016, employees attended workshops to make them aware of different situations and ensure that they know the emergency procedures. In China, employees have been trained to evacuation and first aid. In France, employees participate to workshops regarding hand hygiene and fire prevention.

3. Local commitment

SGD Pharma wants to highlight the positive impact of its presence on the local community to its involved partners, local authorities, neighbours, employees, customers, NGO, and surrounding companies...

In India, SGD Pharma supports the development of the Vemula village where the facility is. We have participated at:

  • The improvement of the school facilities as well as supply of school material
  • An easier access to drinkable water with 2 bore wells and a water tank
  • The support of the local police department to organize new recruits training

In Kipfenberg, Germany, the access to the facility was shared with neighbours: children had to cross when trucks had to deliver raw materials. This cohabitation was very dangerous for both. In 2015, SGD Pharma and the town of Kipfenberg redesigned this access. A road was built to give a safer access to the neighbours and allow SGD Pharma closed its bounders for trucks to make their deliveries in safe and dedicated environment.