Sustainable Operations

Sustainable Operations

As a global organization with more than 300,000 products and employing 20,000 people across more than 60 countries, we recognize the importance of reducing the environmental impacts of our own operations.

We are focused on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste impact associated with our operations—without sacrificing quality or time delivery. In addition to our own operations, we collaborate with our supply chain partners to further reduce our combined environmental impacts.

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Employee Spotlight: Chris Famolare
MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Chris Famolare As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Chris Famolare, global manager of sustainable operations, to learn more about how he’s driving sustainability at MilliporeSigma. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.  ...
Oct 8, 2020 11:00 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Recognized for Sustainability Improvements at 2019 SCALE Awards
“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is known as one of the most harmful phrases in business, as it keeps companies from exploring new ideas that could lead to innovation. However, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, defies this mindset by continually looking for new ways to improve the sustainability of its...
Feb 18, 2020 9:45 AM ET
12 Steps to a Green Chemicals Score
SOMETIMES a task can seem too daunting. That’s how we at the life science business of Merck felt when we repeatedly got requests for lifecycle analysis (LCA) for our products. You may be saying, “Yes, they’re detailed, but come on.” Well, doing LCAs for more than 300,000 products isn’t an easy task. Was there a better way to tackle these requests? The idea for an...
Oct 4, 2019 11:20 AM ET
Finding New Life for Single-Use Biopharma Plastic Waste
The picnic table at which you’re enjoying your summer BBQ may have been a plastic glove, shoe cover or chemical container involved in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals in its past life. Thanks to a partnership between global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma and specialty waste management company ...
Jul 22, 2019 11:45 AM ET
How a New Packaging Plan From MilliporeSigma Is Tackling Sustainability in Pharma
European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer editor Reece Armstrong sits down with Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding and Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at the life science business of Merck KGaA* to discuss the company’s new approach to environmental sustainability in packaging. The pharmaceutical industry...
Jul 3, 2019 9:15 AM ET