The pharmaceutical industry fostered the creation and implementation of SIGRE.

The pharmaceutical industry’s participation in SIGRE is a response to current European and Spanish health and environment legislation to ensure the collection and proper environmental management of household packaging and medicine waste.

SIGRE is a not-for-profit organisation funded by each pharmaceutical company through a fee paid on the packaging sold at pharmacies.

In addition, laboratories play a crucial role in sustainability: the application of ecodesign measures for medicine packaging is increasingly eco-friendly.