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Sustainable Operations

As a global organization with more than 300,000 products and employing 50,000 people across more than 65 countries, we recognize the importance of reducing the environmental impacts of our own operations.

We are focused on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste impact associated with our operations—without sacrificing quality or time delivery. In addition to our own operations, we collaborate with our supply chain partners to further reduce our combined environmental impacts.

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2018 Pharma Innovation Awards
Wrapping up our bioprocessing category is MilliporeSigma’s Biopharma Product Recycling Program. The increase in single-use plastics waste is pushing biopharma manufacturers to address the environmental impact of currently utilized methods of disposal, such as landfilling and incineration, and question whether there is a better option. In an exclusive partnership with...
Aug 15, 2018 11:10 AM ET
How Does MilliporeSigma Help to Repair the Mississippi River?
The Mississippi River is the United States’ most well-known river which serves multiple purposes, including drainage for 40 percent of the United States’ waterflow and creating fertile ground where agriculture, trade and cities have flourished for centuries. It also serves as the drinking water source for 50 cities and 20 million people. But with all this development along its riverbanks, it...
Aug 8, 2018 1:30 PM ET
Less Space for Waste
MilliporeSigma estimates that a single biopharma site produces about 12.5 tons waste per month that is eligible for recycling. As a leading supplier of single-use biopharmaceutical products, including single-use bags, tubing, connectors and filters, MilliporeSigma recognizes the need to reduce the environmental impact of its products. In 2015, MilliporeSigma launched an exclusive...
Jul 11, 2018 2:45 PM ET
From Single-Use to Re-Use
It is well known that single-use systems provide a variety of benefits to drug manufacturers, but the growth of single-use brings to mind the environmental impact that comes with this trend. Globally, we estimate that 30,000 tons of biopharma single-use products are disposed to landfill or incineration every year. Single-use systems are made primarily of plastic, and I think most people agree...
Jun 21, 2018 10:10 AM ET
Milliporesigma Looks Beyond 'Burn and Bury' for Single-use Recycling
By Flora Southey The Biopharma Single-use Product Recycling Program - a collaboration between MilliporeSigma and Triumvirate Environmental - collects, shreds, sterillises and recycles disposable plastics for the biopharmaceutical industry.  The program has facilitated the recycling of single-use bags, tubing and connectors, and cartridge and capsule filters at Triumvirate's plant...
Apr 25, 2018 10:30 AM ET