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No business operates in a bubble. We are part of a global community, with responsibilities towards our people, clients, suppliers, shareholders, the environment and the public at large. Living up to that responsibility and making a positive impact in everything we do is extremely important to us.

Whether we are taking the best possible care of our people, supporting charities we believe in or protecting the environment, we embed CSR into our organisation at every level. As part of UDG Healthcare plc, we are committed to upholding the highest professional and ethical standards. We encourage and support everyone who works for us to do the same.

Community

At Sharp, we believe in building strong, healthy relationships with the communities we work in and serve, by getting involved with local fundraising, projects and organisations.

We support local and national charities we believe in, both through financial donations and by helping our people in sharing their time and skills. At each of our sites, we encourage our teams to come up with creative new ways of contributing and working with their community.

The charities we currently support include:
• March of Dimes Foundation
• United Way
• American Cancer Society
• Macmillan Cancer Support
• Miller-Keystone Blood Center
• Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
• Lehigh Valley Health Network
• Andrew J Gress Graphic Arts Institute
• Plymouth Fire Company
• Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company
• Minsi Trails Council
• The City of Hope National Medical Center
• Phoenixville Fire Department
• Phoenixville Area School District
• St Christopher’s Foundation Farm to Families Initiative
• Toys for Tots Foundation
• Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Click here to find out more about our support for the March of Dimes Foundation.

Environment

We are committed to limiting the impact we have on the environment and helping to protect our planet for the generations to come. At every site, in every country where we operate, we make sure we are meeting or exceeding all statutory requirements and working to the very highest standards.

One way we’re doing this is through the innovative Crēdo™ Cube, a reusable, temperature-controlled packaging system. With Crēdo™ Cube, we’re eliminating post-consumer waste by a phenomenal 95% and significantly reducing transport emissions. We’re also reducing global warming potential by 75% when compared to using single-use packaging.

We also build good environmental practice into the management and processes that make up our business, looking for cleaner, greener ways to deliver our products and services. That includes an extensive recycling programme covering paper products, cartridges, plastics and aluminium.

Earlier this year, the Sharp US team in Conshohocken undertook a complete review of their waste removal practices in order to gain a greater understanding of their environmental impact. Read the full article here.

Workplace

Sharp Packaging Services is dedicated to creating working environments that are safe, enjoyable, supportive and free from any kind of discrimination. We have programmes to continually improve our performance in these areas and a dedicated team to support and monitor progress.

Case Study: Communicating occupational hazards through colour

Pharmaceutical products are designed to have a specific effect in the human body. While this is precisely the intention in a patient with a known condition, these effects are not desirable in the employees who handle these pharmaceutical products as part of their everyday job.

People

Our talented, dedicated teams are the heart of our business and we couldn’t deliver on our promises without them. So, we are dedicated to creating work environments that are safe, enjoyable, supportive and free from any kind of discrimination – places where hard work is rewarded and promising careers are nurtured.

In fact, we are always looking to attract, develop and retain the very best people at every level of our business and we’ve got a great track record for helping people fulfil their potential. We have ongoing programmes to support and develop our employees, monitor their progress and create the career opportunities they deserve.

Sharp believes in the holistic support and development of all employees that goes beyond simply helping them do their job. Energy is one of our core values, and all Sharp employees strive to bring energy to the work we do. We were delighted that through the Sharp Occupational Health program, Dan found a new lease of life and regained his energy.

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