Apotex's primary goal is to provide quality affordable medicines to patients around the world. However, there is a direct link between a healthy environment and a healthy population. As a major global organization, Apotex has an impact on the world around us. To help reduce these impacts, Apotex Inc. in the GTA has established an environmental management program with an ultimate goal of having a positive impact on the environment around us.
The main aspects of Apotex's environmental program include pollution prevention, waste reduction, conservation of natural resources (materials, fuels and energy) and commitment to recovery and recycling as opposed to disposal where feasible. Two legislated programs (Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act and the Medical Returns Program) are outlined below:
Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act
As part of Ontario's legislated Toxics Reduction Act, Apotex investigated ways to reduce the amount of prescribed substances. This is outlined in the following plan summaries:
2012 Plan Summaries
2013 Plan Summaries
2015 Plan Summary
2019 Annual Updates
2020 Annual Updates
Medications Return Programs
As Canada's #1 generics provider, we are among the top financial supporters of all provincially regulated medications return programs. These programs provide consumers a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unused or expired household medications. For more information on these programs and to find a collection location in your area, contact Health Products Stewardship Association at www.healthsteward.ca.