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MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Jane Murray

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As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Jane Murray, global head of green chemistry at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work she’s doing to move the needle. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. 

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

Does the Tortoise Really Win in the End? I Hope So

by Jeffrey Whitford
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My impatience has been a red thread through many of my experiences, specifically in a space that is chock-full of opportunity, like our Corporate Responsibility work at MilliporeSigma. This experience started years ago with a novel product now known as Cyrene™. One of my team members did the legwork to identify a novel solution that could be a potential replacement for two challenging but ubiquitous solvents. While these solvents are extremely common, they’re under increasing scrutiny from organizations like Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). 

A Closer Look at MilliporeSigma's Greener Solvent, Cyrene™

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In response to the need for solvents to meet stricter regulation requirements for employee safety and environmental sustainability, MilliporeSigma introduced Cyrene™—a sustainable dipolar aprotic solvent, produced in two steps from a renewable cellulose source.

Learn more about how MilliporeSigma is taking giant steps toward smaller footprints. 

MilliporeSigma Tech Talk: Biopharma Recycling Program

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See how we're changing the way the world looks at single-use waste with the Biopharma Recycling Program. For more information, visit our website. 

MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Fabien Thibault

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As part of our brand-new employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma — the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle.

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

I started with MilliporeSigma in 2005 as a packaging engineer in the business field, which later became BioMonitoring. In this role, I oversaw the development of packaging for new products.

MilliporeSigma Enhances Sustainability With Expanded Green Chemistry Evaluation Tool

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May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ To help scientists, researchers and manufacturers reduce their environmental footprint, MilliporeSigma expanded its DOZN™ system — an industry-first quantitative green chemistry tool that evaluates the relative greenness of chemicals and chemical processes against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Through MilliporeSigma’s DOZN™ 2.0, customers can now calculate the green scores of their own processes and products.

MilliporeSigma Drives Packaging Sustainability Through New Program

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As part of MilliporeSigma’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the company has launched a new SMASH Packaging Plan — a four-year approach to drive improvement in the sustainability of its packaging. Through this initiative, MilliporeSigma is setting new standards and goals to shrink, secure, switch and save packaging while still meeting the required performance requirements and transit safety regulations.

These four goals are organized under three categories and include specific targets for 2022. MilliporeSigma will transparently report progress toward these targets.

MilliporeSigma Recycling Programs Give Waste New Life

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Single-use plastic is on the rise in the life science industry—making it increasingly important to change the end-of-life scenario for products, which often end up in landfills or are incinerated. MilliporeSigma continues to tackle this issue through its unique, industry-first recycling programs operated in partnership with Triumvirate Environmental—taking big steps toward smaller footprints.

Increasing STEM Access and Changing Perceptions

by Jeffrey Whitford
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Sometimes ideas are hatched and shared in the most fortuitous places — and you don’t even know it. It all began when one of my team members and I were at our first Global Communicators Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, following the acquisition of the company that we had been working for. It was an awe-inspiring experience, mainly because our new company — Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — was launching a completely new brand and this was one of the first internal events to showcase the new look, feel and messaging.

It Takes Focus to Grow and Maintain a Company Culture

by Jeffrey Whitford
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I spend a lot of my time thinking about corporate culture. Since we grew the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015, through the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, we’ve been navigating that interesting space of culture creation. You’ve got the established culture of the acquiring company and then you’ve got the established culture of the acquiree. How are those two things supposed to automatically mesh or even mesh after several years?

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