Smashing It, Sustainably!

Dec 7, 2020 10:10 AM ET

Our Life Science business ships over 30,000 packages each day. So, how does our SMASH Packaging initiative ensure it’s done responsibly? We caught up with Fabien Thibault, Global Manager of Product and Packaging Sustainability, to find out.

Fabien, what is “SMASH Packaging” and how does it help us to be more sustainable?

SMASH Packaging is a comprehensive initiative that aims to drive significant improvement in the sustainability of packaging across our organization. Through SMASH, we’re collaborating with our colleagues, vendors, and customers to find solutions that minimize packaging requirements, increase our reliance on sustainable materials, and maximize recycling – all the while adhering to performance and regulatory requirements.

Still curious? Find out more about our SMASH Packaging initiative.

We’ve also created an antibody that allows us to reduce temperature-regulating packaging. Can you tell us how it works, and whether it was designed for this purpose or the result of curious experimentation?

Common antibodies need to be kept cold to ensure stability and performance. However, this new and innovative antibody was developed for use at room temperature – markedly reducing the need for insulated containers and ice blocks when shipping to clients. It’s a great example of how heightened curiosity and a greater understanding of a product’s life cycle – including how it’s stored and shipped – can minimize environmental impact.

Check out the full interview with Fabien here.