Sustainability is the investment for the future.
Sustainability is at the core of our business. Jubilant Life Sciences believes that addressing the challenges of the future rests on the Triple bottom line of Sustainability. We understand that long term sustainability can be achieved by reducing environmental footprint and increasing economic as well as community development footprint.
At Jubilant Life Sciences, we uncompromisingly adopt an approach which defines sustainability as ’Business as usual‘ Our promise of Caring, Sharing, Growing along with our stakeholders, is the essence of all our activities that are directed towards sustainable growth. To further augment our Promise, the following policies have been framed and implemented:
- Sustainability Policy
- Climate Change Mitigation Policy
- Environment, Occupational Health & Safety Policy
- Green Supply Chain Policy
- Business Code of Conduct
- Whistle-blower Policy
- Quality Policy
- Responsible Care Policy
Jubilant Life Sciences has also constituted a Sustainability Committee at Board Level.
This committee is responsible for monitoring the progress on triple bottom line parameters (Economic, Environment, and Social parameters). This Sustainability Committee comprises of Independent and Executive Directors and it is focussed at ensuring and evaluating the Company’s sustainability performance covering environment, economic, and social indicators on half yearly basis. We have deployed dedicated sustainability teams, at our corporate office as well as our manufacturing facilities, for continuous review, monitoring and communication regarding Jubilant’s sustainability performance.
At Jubilant Life Sciences, we aim to manufacture products for our customers through optimized utilisation of resources to minimise effect on environment. We also have state-of-the-art environment protection equipment at all our manufacturing facilities, as we are aware of the threats of changing climate. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint through several energy consumption reduction initiatives and by the use of different renewable energy sources.
As a responsible and employee friendly organisation, we ensure workplace safety of our employees and it is of prime importance to us to continuously harness to adopt best available safety systems at our manufacturing facilities. We practice strict compliance to statutory requirement related to employee safety concerns and there are policies and systems devised with an objective of protecting human rights at workplace for all our employees. Majority of the units at Jubilant Life Sciences are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
We believe that without a sustainable supply chain base, our vision towards acquiring and maintaining global leadership can never be achieved. With this in mind, Jubilant Life Sciences formulated
Green Supply Chain Policy in 2010. We have dedicated our efforts to create greater environmental and social awareness amongst our suppliers. This helps us to ensure resource optimisation across the value chain, adopt zero tolerance against child labour, develop long-term partnerships and reduce GHG emissions throughout the supply chain. In order to make our green supply chain policy more effective, the supply chain division conducts regular vendors audit and requires the vendors to fill a self-declaration form including human rights aspects.
At Jubilant Life Science, our people are our assets and their welfare is our responsibility. The promise of Caring, Sharing, Growing is an integral part of all that we do at Jubilant Life Sciences. We
respect & encourage talent and in our endeavour to bring out the best in our employees, we adopt policies that are formulated to meet their needs. Our Human Resource department and Ombudsman’s office takes care of the employee/labour relationship issues while the EHS department ensures safe and healthy work environment.
Jubilant Life Sciences aims at the protection of human rights through implementation of ethical policies and compliance to country regulation on human rights. We have adopted policies covering key aspects of human rights like Child Labour, Forced & Compulsory Labour, Non Discrimination and others. Jubilant Life Sciences is a signatory to UN Global Compact (UNGC), and recognises United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We practice to procure material from trustworthy vendors who do not violate human rights and standards as stipulated. We make sure to add this clause in the contract agreement of our Company. At Jubilant, the supply chain department also requires the vendors to fill a self-declaration form including human rights aspects, based on which the suppliers are audited.
We do not support any sort of discrimination based on gender, cast, creed, colour, religion or any other factor. Equal remuneration is offered to men or women for the same nature of work. Jubilant Life Sciences is a signatory to the
CII Code of Conduct on Affirmative Action that reconfirms our commitment to equal employment opportunity for all sections of society.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining is respected.
We respect the right of our employees to form an association in accordance with the local laws applicable. The employees have a right to join associations of their own choice or to refrain from joining one, unless otherwise prohibited/ necessitated by law.
Child Labour is strictly against our company policy. The HR Department verifies the age of every new employee by demanding a proof of age. On the other hand, we direct our efforts towards betterment of children by supporting the cause for eradication of child labour. We also encourage our Suppliers to work towards a no child-labour policy and require them to fill a self-evaluation form which delineates prohibition of Child Labour.
We respect the dignity of labour and discourage all forms of forced & compulsory labour. The terms of employment at Jubilant, are transparent and voluntary. Jubilant life Sciences is a diverse organisation, and we have our operations in various locations across India & North America. We embrace the local culture and heritage at the respective regions. We have a well-defined grievance identification and redressal mechanism in place for human rights violation cases that affects our stakeholders. Ombudsman office and whistle blower policy sets the basis of employee grievance redressal system.
As per Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines
At Jubilant Life Science, we ensure transparency and accountability of our practices. We present our values and disclose our economic, environmental & social performance through our Sustainability Report. Jubilant is an Organisational Stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international not for profit organisation which sets guidelines for sustainability reporting. We published our first Corporate Sustainability Report in the year 2003. Since then, Sustainability Reports are released annually in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines and are externally assured by Ernst & Young. In the year 2013, we also started voluntary reporting of sustainability performance in line with National Voluntary Guideline (NVG). Jubilant Life Sciences also ensures to report community & social initiatives in line with United National Millennium Development Goals.
Our Sustainability Reports are as per GRI G3.1 A+ level & GRI Check, since 2007
From FY 2016 the company publishes this report in line with latest GRI G4 guidelines
Carbon Disclosure Project
Reporting Greenhouse Gas emissions with world’s largest climate change database representing 722 Financial Institutions Investor Signatories
Jubilant Life Science is one of the few companies in India disclosing GHG emissions and taking voluntary reduction initiatives. We have been able to do so by participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), executed by WWF and CII in India. CDP today holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. Jubilant held the 2nd position in Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), 2010 with Carbon Disclosures Leadership Index (CDLI) Score 77. We achieved this position, owing to our integrated climate change initiatives and potential risks – opportunities related to climate change, into our business.
'Jubilant has been reporting to Carbon Disclosure Project since, 2010'
UN Global Compact
Signatory to United Nations Global Compact
In the year 2010, Jubilant became a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) with the aim of internalising the ten Global Compact Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and antiorruption within the Company’s strategies, policies and operations. Through our support to the UNGC, we also aim to undertake projects to advance the broader development goals of the United Nations particularly the Millennium Development Goals. Since 2010, we are submitting our communication on Progress (COP) every year and our communications are available at UNGC website.
Signatory to Responsible Care initiative of Indian Chemical Council
Jubilant Life Science, is a signatory to Responsible Care, an initiative of global chemical industry that drives continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance. The improvement initiatives are taken together with open and transparent communication with stakeholders. We submit annual report against Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to Indian Chemical Council (ICC) including our key sustainability performance data.
Millennium Development Goals
Signatory to United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Our community initiatives are aligned to focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
- Goal 1: Eradicate Poverty and Hunger
- Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
- Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
- Goal 4 &5: Reduce Child Mortality & Improve Maternal Health
- Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
- Goal 8: Global Partnership for Development