Reducing our emissions
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
We collect and analyze data from across the enterprise to calculate our total GHG emissions for Cencora. The chart below shows our FY19 Baseline and our latest FY23 GHG emissions.
FY19 Baseline and FY23 GHG emissions
|FY19 Emissions (MTCO2e)4
|FY23 Emissions (MT CO2e)
1. Scope 2 location-based emissions.
2. Scope 2 market-based emissions.
3. Scope 3 emissions calculations are largely based on high level estimates and some actual data as available across all 15 categories.
4. FY19 Scope 1 & 2 baseline was recalculated in FY23 due to divestiture of our stake in Alliance Healthcare Egypt.
For more information on our methodology, see the Reporting Index .
In FY23, Alliance Healthcare Romania expanded its solar panel program after a successful implementation in 2022, while Alliance Healthcare in Spain began planning a solar panel installation project.
In 2024, we expect other sites in the UK and the Czech Republic to explore implementation of solar projects. In addition, after completing a global renewable energy assessment in FY22, we kicked off an initiative in FY23 to look at specific geographies for on-site and large-scale power purchase agreements.
As connectors between those who create and those who prescribe and dispense medication, distributors play a critical role in the pharmaceutical supply chain. To ensure the resilience of our operations, we are continuously assessing our climate-related risks so that we can serve our customers and their patients without disruption. In FY23, we completed business impact analyses for three of our largest businesses in the U.S. This assessment incorporated climate impact assessment results from previous years, as well as other elements across functional areas that impact business resilience, preparing us to serve customers and keep our team members safe in the event of potential business disruptions.
Waste management, recycling, and sustainable packaging
In FY23, we produced a total of 25,541 metric tons of non-hazardous waste.
World Courier conducted a trial with Telematics in their vehicle fleet based in Dusseldorf, Germany. The trial achieved a significant 13% reduction in fuel usage and a 4% decrease in mileage through improved control of the fleet, including optimizing driving patterns and routes. Building on this success, World Courier is exploring opportunities to expand the implementation of Telematics across the remaining vehicle fleet in Germany and Australia, followed by World Courier Ground Europe.
In addition, World Courier began supporting the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with a cargo partner, which will result in more than 146,500 kg of reduced CO₂ emissions or the equivalent to more than 2,000 shipments from London to Switzerland. SAF is made from renewable biomass and waste resources with a fraction of the carbon footprint of conventional jet fuel. These efforts contribute to Cencora’s environmental sustainability goals and demonstrate our dedication to innovation and operational efficiency.