EXTON, Pa., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced that its President and CEO, Mr. Eric M. Green, has received the CEO Connection's 2018 Social Impact Award. The honor was presented to Mr. Green at the CEO Connection's Mid-Market Convention Awards Dinner on September 25, 2018, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Taking care of our team members and our environment, while reinforcing a culture of giving back, has been a defining characteristic of West throughout our Company's 95-year history," said Mr. Green. "As we develop and manufacture high-quality components that are used to deliver injectable medicines to millions of patients around the world every year, we must conduct our business in a way that respects the environments and communities in which we operate. We are honored that our team is being recognized with this award, which is a testament to the considerable time and resources we dedicate to these efforts."
Organized by the CEO Connection, a global organization focused on supporting mid-market CEOs and their companies, the Social Impact Award recognizes a CEO who has had a great impact in public service, social enterprise and philanthropy. West and Mr. Green were selected by CEO Connection as this year's winner thanks to the Company's commitment to environmental, social and philanthropic priorities.
West has six key areas of Corporate Responsibility focus – Compliance and Ethics, Philanthropy, Diversity, Health and Safety, Environmental Sustainability and Quality. In 2017, the Company surpassed its 2020 goals for both emissions and water reduction; achieved an all-time low for employee workplace safety incidents; and continued its long-time philanthropic activities. In 2017, Corporate and Foundation giving reached over $1.8 million, and team member giving totaled nearly $530,000. Since the inception of the Company's primary philanthropic organization in 2004, West without Borders, West employees have raised and donated millions of dollars for a variety of charities located around the globe through this and other programs.
For more information about West and our commitment to Corporate Responsibility, please visit us online at www.westpharma.com.
For more information about the CEO Connection Social Impact Award, please visit www.ceoconnection.com/social-impact.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2017 net sales of $1.6 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.
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West without Borders is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders®, which is a registered service mark of Bureau International de Médecins San Frontières.
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