MilliporeSigma Greener Products & Solutions Program Recognized as Top Project in Environmental Impact Category by 2024 Environment+Energy Leader Awards

Apr 23, 2024 9:00 AM ET
Environment+Energy Leader Award ribbon for 2024 Top Project under the Environmental Impact category.
In the Environmental Impact category, MilliporeSigma’s Greener Products & Solutions program was recognized as a Top Project by the 2024 Environment+Energy Leader Awards.

The 2024 Environment+Energy Leader Awards has recognized MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for its innovative efforts to minimize the environmental impact of scientific research and manufacturing. More specifically, the company won Top Project in the Environmental Impact category for initiatives housed under its Greener Products and Solutions (GP&S) program.

MilliporeSigma was also awarded the distinction of “Judges’ Choice,” scoring the highest amongst all other judges’ evaluations in the category. This special recognition was due to several industry-first projects that stood out to judges for their exceptional achievements.

According to the judges, the GP&S program represents “a solid application that effectively demonstrates the positive impact that pharmaceutical industry suppliers can have on reducing plastics, wastes and greenhouse gas emissions.”

MilliporeSigma’s GP&S program was recognized for helping its business and customers keep sustainability at the forefront of each stage of the product lifecycle by using SHAPE, an industry-first design for sustainability framework. Additionally, judges were impressed by the company’s offering of 2,504 greener alternative products—a 34% increase from 2022. The company also improved packaging sustainability with 400+ metric tons of annual packaging savings since 2019. Also, its proprietary DOZN™ tool, a quantitative green chemistry evaluator, is used by 2,170+ scientists across 78 countries, helping advance greener thinking.

Additionally, demonstrating a commitment to the next generation, its expanded partnership with Beyond Benign, a green chemistry nonprofit, has inspired 834,000+ students to address sustainability through chemistry.

To learn more about the company’s recognition for its GP&S program, please read the Environment+Energy Leader Awards eBook.

More on the company’s sustainability initiatives can be found by visiting its Sustainability & Social Business Innovation webpage.