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Eisai Headquarters Earns 3 Key Building Certifications

Eisai Inc.’s US headquarters in Nutley, known as the Eisai U.S. hhceco Center, has achieved three environmental and health and wellness certifications. The complex earned the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)®, Fitwel® and WELL Health-Safety Rating certifications.

When Eisai began building out the Eisai US hhceco Center in 2020, the company sought to earn important certifications that focused on its commitment to environmental protection and energy efficiency. Eisai’s Site Services and cross functional design teams led the effort to ensure essential components required for various certifications – energy usage, water consumption, recycling and air quality – were incorporated into the design of its headquarters. They also embraced initiatives that helped improve the health and wellness of their employees.

“We wanted to not only ensure the Eisai US hhceco Center is a safe, effectively managed place for collaboration, but also be good stewards for the environment,” said Terry Carothers, executive director, strategic procurement & site services, Eisai Inc.

Global Commitment

Eisai sought these three certifications based on its Environmental Protection Policy, which aligns with its human health care (hhc) + ecosystem (hhceco) concept of empowering people to live their fullest lives. The efforts were part of its global commitment to sustainability initiatives at each of its sites. Eisai’s three goals for climate change mitigation are to utilize 100% renewable energy by 2030; attain carbon neutrality by 2040; and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Eisai also prioritized minimizing its environmental footprint by teaming up with Green Standards to donate 8.1 tons of furniture to local schools and nonprofit organizations when it moved from its former U.S. headquarters in Woodcliff Lake. This partnership turned potential waste into $42,600 in charitable donations, while diverting 98% of waste from landfills and eliminating 905 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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