ABPI Blister Pack Carbon Footprint Tool

Terms and Conditions of the ABPI Blister Pack Carbon Footprint Tool

You will need to acknowledge that you have read the terms and conditions before you can download the ABPI Blister Pack Carbon Footprint Tool.

Terms and Conditions.

You may use and reproduce the tool for the purposes of your company’s internal business and may disclose the results of the tool to your employees, professional advisers and contractors for the purposes of implementing any of the recommendations set out in the tool in relation to energy saving and/or carbon reducing measures.

For the avoidance of doubt, internal business means for your company’s own internal business or the internal business of any of your group or subsidiary companies. It does not extend to commercial exploitation.

This tool was developed for the ABPI by the Carbon Trust with contributions from ABPI members.

The aim of the tool is to provide a quick approximation of the carbon impacts of pharmaceutical tablets in blister packs. This information can be used in assisting internal evaluations, assessing the carbon hot spots for individual products and screening product portfolios to prioritise more detailed footprinting studies and carbon reduction initiatives. In addition, it can be used to engage stakeholders in broader discussions around the carbon footprint impacts of products. The tool is specific to the UK pharmaceutical market.

Due to the variability in the quality of input data, the tool has inherent limitations as to the precision of results derived and all results will be quoted within ranges which the calculations will identify and display.

In light of this, it must be recognised that the tool is not intended for, and should not be used as the basis of, direct product comparisons. In no circumstances can the ABPI or the Carbon Trust accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the tool and to the fullest extent possible by English law, the ABPI and the Carbon Trust accept no liability for any losses users may suffer as a result of using the tool.


Last modified: 20 September 2023

Last reviewed: 20 September 2023