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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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
How Does MilliporeSigma Help to Repair the Mississippi River?
The Mississippi River is the United States’ most well-known river which serves multiple purposes, including drainage for 40 percent of the United States’ waterflow and creating fertile ground where agriculture, trade and cities have flourished for centuries. It also serves as the drinking water source for 50 cities and 20 million people. But with all this development along its riverbanks, it...
Aug 8, 2018 1:30 PM ET
Energy Efficiency Benefits NH Businesses
By Brianna Brand Although popular and highly effective, solar panels aren’t the only option to save on energy costs. In fact, energy efficiency is a tried and true method to reduce energy consumption and lower energy costs with a rapid return on investment. Beyond the economic benefits, energy efficiency measures such as improved lighting, weatherization and efficient heating and...
Oct 2, 2017 10:15 AM ET

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