Environmental Impact

  • We are one of the foremost inhaler-testing companies in the world. With the ban on CFCs under the Montreal Protocol in 1996, MEU led the testing of ozone friendly CFC-free inhaler that replaced CFC containing inhalers.  However, even these newer inhalers contain propellants with high GWP (global warming potential) and account for 4% of the NHS Carbon footprint. MEU is now at the forefront of testing new climate-friendly inhalers to make certain they are safe and effective for large populations worldwide. As a result, the world will be able to reduce its dependency on high GWP inhalers which impact climate change within the next five to ten years. Dry powder inhalers and inhalers with new propellants, which are currently being tested, will reduce the NHS Carbon footprint due to inhalers to close to 0%.


  • Our Third-Party Code of Conduct Policy states that all suppliers shall operate in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner and that they shall minimize adverse impacts on the environment. Suppliers are encouraged to conserve natural resources, to avoid the use of hazardous materials where possible and to engage in activities that reuse and recycle.
  • All MEU company cars are environmentally-friendly electric hybrid and we provide electric charging points for staff.
  • We are based on a Green Hospital Site. We are committed to refuse recycling, as well as shredding all waste paper.
  • We have adopted and continue to use the principles of BREEAM, a leading environmental assessment method for  new building designs into our current and ongoing building extension plans. This allows us to use resources efficiently, while remaining as sustainable as possible.
  • BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. Its focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM-certified developments sustainable environments which enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them.