4 GHP / 2020 International Life Sciences Awards , Sep20817 Global Leaders in Sustainable Anaesthesia 2020 As with somany other things, people should be highly aware of the pharmaceutical drugs and anaesthetics that are often put into their bodies during surgery or routine medical procedures. Thoughmany people trust and believe in the medical professionals providing and administering these anaesthetics, there is a call in the community for a greater sustainable approach. That is where Sintetica Limited comes in. We examine the work of the firm to find out how it is answering the call, and has subsequently become one of the global leaders in sustainable anaesthesia. Founded almost a century ago, Swiss-based business Sintetica is a company that focuses on the manufacture and distribution of specialist anaesthetics and analgesics that are used by medical professionals all over the world today. What makes Sintetica different from other anaesthetic manufacturers, or indeed from many other pharmaceutical company out in the world today, is that its people hold a real passion and ethical responsibility for what they do. Undertaking its manufacturing to the strictest of standards from a variety of Swiss, European, American, and international agencies, Sintetica is dedicated to becoming the world’s leading manufacturer for sustainable anaesthesia. Primarily by focusing on the sustainability element of the work, but also by continuously supplying its customers around the globe with nothing but the best quality products on time, every time. 1921 saw the birth of Sintetica, and for those ninety nine years, the firm has always seen sustainability and the environment as a key part of its essential fabric. Part of what makes Sintetica so outstanding is the continuation of its mission for the entirety of its lifespan thus far. The firm has always focused on sustainability and protecting the environment for future generations, but has also focused on ensuring that medical professionals have the necessary anaesthetics and analgesic they could need. In its pursuit of this mission, Sintetica has earned itself a reputation for being one of the most remarkable and uncompromising organisations in the world today. Remarkable for its longevity and exceptionality, but uncompromising for its commitment to only ever using energy retrieved one hundred percent renewable sources in the manufacture of its medicines. The concept of sustainable sourcing is one that should matter to companies and industries all over the world, but why exactly should it matter to the medical professionals that use products manufactured by Sintetica? First and foremost, Sintetica strives for total and complete ethical goodness in all of its manufacturing methods and end products. In order to achieve this, Sintetica selects and works preferably with suppliers from Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA), to ensure that the firm’s own Ethical Code is upheld. Ethical processes run deep at Sintetica, and can be seen on workforce levels, manufacturing levels and on a product level. Ideals of energy renewal, environment protection, recycling, and waste management are core to what Sintetica is doing as part of its work to make the medical anaesthesia industry more sustainable than ever before. All waste products are sorted and recycled when possible, and all packaging that the firm uses is recyclable too, including the inert PVC-free plastics used in Sintetica ampoules. Finally, all medicines that are produced in plastics by Sintetica are also free from PVC, and totally recyclable. As far as the actual energy sources used in creating the packaging and everything else that is environmentally-friendly, Sintetica have taken steps there too. The firm has an extensive photovoltaic system network that covers approximately one thousand square meters on the roof of both its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Switzerland. Not only does this provide Sintetica with the green power it needs to drive its manufacturing efforts, but it also contributes towards the local distribution network, giving greener energy to more people than just its own workforce. Powering the manufacturing facilities in this way has paved the road for great success at Undertaking its manufacturing to the strictest of standards from a variety of Swiss, European, American, and international agencies, Sintetica is dedicated to becoming the world’s leading manufacturer for sustainable anaesthesia.