Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced a $20 million commitment to CNote, a technology-based investment platform. The investment will support economic growth and opportunity in communities across the U.S. by providing capital to support BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and women-led small businesses.
The Science Will Tell podcast series from the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, explores myriad solutions to sustainability and community impact.
MilliporeSigma and Boston, Mass.-based Seeding Labs were recently honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of its four 2022 Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration awardees. MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has campuses across North America, including Burlington, Mass.
Reuters Events recently named Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to its Responsible Business Awards 2022 shortlist in the Circular Transition category. The company’s Life Science business received this honor thanks to its commitment to creating a circular economy for its customers through innovative greener products and solutions.
The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates in the U.S. and Canada as MilliporeSigma, was named one of seven standouts in the Sustainability category for Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022.
To help introduce students to STEM early and prepare them for a potential career in the field, MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and its local partner Harris Stowe State University (HSSU), provided educational opportunities and networking experiences to Missouri middle school students through a two-week residential STEM camp.
Chris Famolare, global head of sustainable operations for the Life Science business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Sustainable practices—reducing greenhouse gas emissions, lowering resource and water consumption, and improving waste management practices—can help a company positively address its environmental impact. However, targeting renewable energy through a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint across its operations while enabling and supporting the renewable energy industry for a greener future.
MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is making further strides in its commitment to driving significant sustainability improvements in its packaging. Now in its fourth year, the company’s industry-first SMASH Packaging Plan continues to set new standards and goals for packaging while still meeting the required performance requirements and transit safety regulations.
The SMASH Packaging Plan is founded on three pillars: