Cara Therapeutics Releases Inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
“Our first ESG report establishes a solid reporting baseline of the work underway at
Cara Therapeutics’ 2022 ESG Report can be viewed here. Highlights of the report include:
Corporate governance: The Company has implemented a cross-functional
Workplace diversity: The Company continues to strengthen its diversity and inclusivity efforts including a gender-balanced leadership team and Board of Directors. The Company’s employee base has grown to reflect the national labor force and incorporate gender balance with 33 percent diversity among its workforce and 58 percent of its employees being female.
Environmental stewardship: To reduce its carbon footprint, the Company focused on energy and waste through the execution of several initiatives including moving toward becoming a paper-free work environment, developing energy efficiency policies, and minimizing single-use plastics in the office.
Community service: The Company is committed to giving back to the communities where it operates and has instituted a fully paid Day of Service program for employees to donate their time to charitable causes in their communities.
Cara Therapeutics is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company leading a new treatment paradigm to improve the lives of patients suffering from pruritus. The Company’s KORSUVA® (difelikefalin) injection is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for moderate-to-severe pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease in adults undergoing hemodialysis. The Company is developing an oral formulation of difelikefalin and has Phase 3 programs ongoing for the treatment of pruritus in patients with non-dialysis dependent advanced chronic kidney disease and atopic dermatitis. In addition, the Company has initiated a Phase 2/3 program of oral difelikefalin for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pruritus in patients with notalgia paresthetica. For more information, visit www.CaraTherapeutics.com and follow the company on
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