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Driving Packaging Sustainability From the Start

Fabien Thibault, global manager, product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma
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Across industries, sustainability is becoming an increasing expectation. From reducing emissions to increasing recycling, both businesses and consumers are looking for ways in which they can reduce their environmental impact. But when it comes to products and packaging in the life science industry, developing sustainable solutions while meeting transit and safety regulation requirements is an ongoing challenge.

Now, imagine the complexity of executing this process for more than 300,000 products and 2.5 million SKUs along with associated packaging.

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: Girlstart

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Since 2015, we have partnered with Girlstart, the largest and longest-running community-based informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year-round educational programming. We have supported the organization’s national growth into Houston, Boston and St. Louis through funding the availability of summer camps and after-school programs.

It's Not Easy Being Green: How MilliporeSigma Is Taking Big Steps Toward Smaller Footprints

Jeffrey Whitford, head of sustainability & social business innovation and branding at MilliporeSigma
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Being “green” has become the new expectation across many industries, with environmental and sustainability programs now an integral—and necessary—part of an organization’s overall business strategy. While a sustainability mindset is now expected, it’s not something that can be pulled out of a hat overnight. These programs require a comprehensive strategy, proof points to back up value, many iterations, and collaboration with suppliers, customers, partners and other stakeholders.

Employee Spotlight: Bill Hamilton

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MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Bill Hamilton

As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with William (Bill) Hamilton, strategic programs business partner, sustainability and social business innovation (SSBI) at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about how he’s supporting communications for the company’s SSBI initiatives.

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: Discovery World

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Since 2012, we have partnered with Discovery World, a fully interactive museum in Milwaukee that is focused on connecting innovation, science, technology and the environment. We supported the development of the "MilliporeSigma Virtual Explorer," an exhibit that allows visitors to easily explore various science concepts using virtual reality (VR) equipment. Now, we’re helping Discovery World expand this VR exhibit to include new infrastructure that accommodates increased visitor demand and additional workstations.

MilliporeSigma Brings New Renewable Energy to the Grid Through Virtual Power Purchase Agreement With Enel Green Power

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  • MilliporeSigma is an anchor buyer of a 12-year renewable energy contract for the Azure Sky wind and storage project in Texas
  • 68 megawatts (MW) offtake of the 350 MW project capacity will deliver Renewable Energy Certificates to match 100% of MilliporeSigma’s U.S. electricity consumption

MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: Swiss Science Center Technorama

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Since 2017, we have partnered with Swiss Science Center Technorama, one of the largest science centers in Europe, to advance science education. We supported the development of fully equipped, state-of-the-art chemistry wet labs, which Technorama has used to provide hands-on science education for visitors, school classes of all levels and science-focused professional development for teachers throughout Switzerland.

MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Labs™ at Home Virtual Experiments Now Available in Multiple Languages

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With the rise of virtual learning due to COVID-19, MilliporeSigma continues to leverage its Curiosity Labs™ at Home science education programming to spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists. This content is now available in four additional languages — German, French, Portuguese and Spanish — directly through the Curiosity Labs™ at Home website.

MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: KIPP St. Louis

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For more than eight years, we have partnered with KIPP St. Louis, a public charter school in St. Louis that primarily serves students living below the poverty line. We have helped expand the capacity of the organization’s middle school science program, increasing access to science equipment and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

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