Business Information
Name of Organization: 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals is one of the top generic prescription medication providers in the US offering both oral solid and injectable pharmaceuticals to a growing number of chain stores, wholesalers, distributors, health systems and government agencies. We are the US agent and subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC. We believe it is our corporate responsibility to reliably supply pharmaceuticals to the market. Our relationships with our customers are of the highest value to us. Accordingly, we are focused on making our world class manufacturing facilities work in the best way for you.
Contact Person: 
Robyn Weisser
Title: 
Environmental Manager
Business Location: 
Cherry Hill
2 Esterbook Lane
08003 Cherry Hill
United States
39° 54' 54.0756" N, 74° 57' 59.8212" W
Phone: 
5708851970
Email: 
rweisser@west-ward.com
Number of Employees: 
639
Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015
Green Building Other
Description of Action: 
In the Spring of 2015, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals completed the installation of a white roof. According to several studies, white roof installation has been proven to reduce energy usage by about 20%. In 2016, West-Ward will be able to quantify actual money saved for the company because of the new project.
Transportation Other
Description of Action: 
West-Ward has increased their ability to store hazardous waste, therefore fewer pickups are needed by our hauler. In 2014, we had a total of seven completed shipments and in 2015 we reduced this number to four.
Miles Saved: 
147
Money Saved: 
1,125
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Waste Other
Description of Action: 
In 2015, West-Ward began a 0% landfill initiative. By the close of 2015, less than 1% of the waste generated at the facility ends up in landfill. Waste to energy recovery through Covanta has increased from 37% in 2014 to 63% in 2015.
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Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

West-Ward Has an established Environmental Policy that is systemic across all site locations.

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Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
West-Ward is in the process of forming a Sustainability Team through the collaboration of site management.In December, a training will be performed with site management introducing them to what a Sustainability Team does and what the Team's expectations will be. Initially, due to West-Ward's small size, this team will only consist of site management and meet monthly. However, employees will be encouraged to assist on projects and facilitate new ideas to Supervisors and Managers through an awareness campaign.
Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Each year West-Ward establishes site wide Environmental goals that go above and beyond compliance. Attached are the two primary goals set for 2015.
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Implement Environmental Management System
Description of Action: 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals is committed to being conscious of the effects of our operations on the environment. As part of this mission, we intend to meet or exceed Environmental compliance through employing practices to assist with pollution prevention and demonstrate continual improvement through waste minimization and resource conservation. Implementation of this policy and supporting policies through our environmental management system will align the conduct of our business operations with our programmatic mission to restore, protect and enhance the environment. Our Management system focuses on a Plan, Do, Check, Act model and offers continuous improvement in regards to the established Environmental Programs.
NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition
Description of Action: 
Per last evaluation, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals received the Environmental Stewardship Award in the areas of Environmental Policy, Environmental Management Systems, Green Building Initiatives, Hazardous Waste Reduction, Water Use Reduction, and Transportation Energy Use Reduction.
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
West-Ward has several wellness programs in place for their employees. These programs consist of the biometrics screening, employee wellness fair, onsite yoga, Weight Watchers at work, flu vaccinations for all employees, and an onsite health clinic.
Other
Description of Action: 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals is an active participant in the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative, New Jersey WasteWise Business Network, and the New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education.