Producing antibiotics creates waste in the form of water, air and solids. If not managed responsibly these pollutants contaminate the environment, which can create antibiotic resistance via natural selection pressure.
Humans may become directly sick or colonized by antibiotic resistant bacteria when consuming contaminated food or water, or when they are in contact with water just for washing or pleasure like swimming.
Something we can’t accept.
To prevent that we unnecessarily contribute to antibiotic resistance, we use the best available technology to manufacture all our API. We invest in dedicated state-of-the-art waste water treatment plants, solid waste management and air filters and aim to minimize our impact on the environment and keep our planet clean. We have also started implementing accurate detection tests to measure and control antibiotic residues in our waste water. We also call on manufacturers to drive higher standards throughout the supply chain by initiating an industry label.
Antibiotics are crucial to the health of people everywhere. We should do everything in our power to ensure that antibiotics remain effective and available, and are thus produced responsibly.
Today and for generations to come.
At DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals we care.