B Lab EU: Tell us briefly who you are and what your company does? Hovione:: We're a multi-national company with over 60 years experience offering products and services to the pharmaceutical industry. We produce separate or integrated active pharmaceutical ingredients and pre-formulated compounds. We offer services in particle engineering, formulation development and manufacturing. Hovione also supports highly potent compounds and proprietary product development and licensing for drug products.
B Lab EU: How do you ensure that you do business in a sustainable way? Hovione:: Hovione is a family business and its paramount goal is the construction of a robust and prosperous business for the long term that serves society by harnessing science and industry. We contribute positively to economic, environmental and social sustainability. Sustainability is fully integrated into the business strategy - we try to make the best use of science, innovative technologies, systems and business practices to ensure we protect the environment, giving back to society while conducting business in a responsible way.
B Lab EU: Why did you decide to become a B Corp? Hovione:: Hovione wants to contribute to redefining success in business, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, setting our team members up for success and personal satisfaction, and aspiring to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. We believe that B Corps, through the power of their collective voice, are competing to be the best for the world and, through them, society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.
B Lab EU: What does being a B Corp mean to you? Hovione:: It's an opportunity for companies like ours to adopt a social and environmentally conscious outlook. Being a B Corp is a way for us to achieve our unifying goal: using business as a force for good. We're proud to be a part of that!
B Lab EU: B Lab EU: Thank you and look forward to seeing you at the Summit!