The PHOENIX group wants to minimise its impact on the environment – and its measures to support this goal include using carrier bags made from recycled materials. One of our objectives is to use only sustainable carrier bags in PHOENIX pharmacies. A large number of our pharmacies have already stopped using conventional plastic bags. The alternatives range from carrier bags made from recycled or FSC-certified paper to bags made from recycled plastic and reusable shopping totes manufactured from recycled PET bottles. We have around 150 million customer contacts per year – each one offers an opportunity to reduce plastic consumption.
We are helping to conserve resources and lower greenhouse gas emissions in many other areas too. Whether in our logistics centres or as part of our transport operations, the most important measures include reducing pharmaceutical waste and transport emissions.