Pharmaceutical and Biotech

Meeting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards while delivering operational efficiency for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry

The pharmaceutical and biotech sectors have complex water, waste and energy needs from manufacturing facilities, laboratories, cleanrooms and office spaces. These manufacturers require expert insight into areas such as water reuse, hazardous waste disposal, solvent recycling and energy management to maintain operational excellence and minimise environmental footprint.

Driving a more circular economy

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies generate considerable amounts of waste and wastewater. Hence, the quality of their disposal, reuse and recycling programs can have a significant impact on both environmental and financial goals. Outsourcing recovery and reuse services (solvent recovery, by-product recycling, and water treatment and reuse) to an experienced vendor like Veolia can help to maximise revenues, reduce water and raw material consumption and guarantee proper health and safety measures.

Sustainable, reliable on-site energy

Inefficient, energy-intensive operations, coupled with high power costs, increase greenhouse gas emissions can impact profitability for bio-pharma manufacturers. Unplanned interruptions can result in safety issues, process equipment failures and production downtime. Our expert engineering operations and maintenance teams can help pharmaceutical companies implement a range of reliable on-site energy solutions such as microgrids, combined heat and power systems and more.

Product quality and safety compliance standards with outsourcing

Pharmaceutical and personal care companies must meet the GMP standards, ensuring the highest product quality and safety compliance while also delivering ongoing cost savings and financial efficiencies. Veolia works with the largest multinational pharmaceutical and personal care manufacturers globally as a partner for outsourcing of on-site utility operations and maintenance, allowing our clients to focus on their core business while we optimise the on-site utility assets.



Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.

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Our Pharmaceutical and Biotech Case Studies

An expanding site looking for long term visibility over costs, workforce flexibility, utilities cost reduction and maintenance benchmarking
In 2010 Veolia assumed sole responsibility for an array of technical and support services on behalf of the pharmaceutical giant BMS, at its sites throughout Europe.
Czech Republic
Optimisation and management of the combined industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems

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