The Sustainables

Curious minds, dedicated to human progress!

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Our Director of Bioethics and Digital Ethics, Jean Enno Charton, on safeguarding human progress…

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Our Head of Educational Partnerships and Strategic Projects Sustainability, Thomas Eberle, on the social impact of sustainable business value…

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Environment specialists, Cheryl McClellan and Gerd Vollmer, discuss our holistic approach to climate action…

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Global health experts Béatrice Gréco and Bettina Magsaam on our fight against infectious diseases and the impact of sustainable products…

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Our Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, Jasmine Greenamyer, on how we support caregivers via our Embracing Carers initiative…

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Our Head of Sustainability & Social Business Innovation & Branding, Jeffrey Whitford, on accelerating green processes via product design…

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Did you know…

Diversity

With 35% of leadership roles held by women, we promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.

Work-Life-Balance

Since 2013, our MyWork program has offered thousands of colleagues globally the chance to work more flexibly, and from home.

Work-Life-Balance

We have a long history in supporting our employees with childcare and support services at many of our sites across the globe.

Products

Thanks to sustainable product design, we’ve reduced plastic use in our stericup® sterile filtration system by 48%.

Environment

We’ve cut our greenhouse gas emissions by 15% (relative to the 2006 baseline) – in spite of operating business growth.

Diversity

We’re committed to a sustainable and inclusive work environment, offering all colleagues equal opportunities for advancement.

Environment

We recycle approx. 2,000 metric tons of liquid production waste annually.

Community

In 2019, we spent €53.6m on educational and cultural initiatives to support sustainable development for communities worldwide.

Community

In 2019, 50% of our employees engaged in community outreach activities to help those with social, health, and training needs.

Environment

By the end of 2019, we had cut our water use in water-stressed areas by roughly 21% relative to 2014.

Community

Our health education project for tropical worm disease has helped over 250,000 people in southwestern Ethiopia.

Business Ethics

Supported by the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, we encourage suppliers to comply with sustainable supply chain values.

Bioethics

We hold workshops on AI ethics to create a baseline on all Advanced Machine Learning, and identify potential (bio-) ethical issues.

Products

We partner with the Good Food Institute to support research on the food of tomorrow, and other global challenges.

Products

Our web tool DOZN™ 2.0 helps customers make environmentally friendlier choices by offering options for sustainable product design.

Products

To reduce waste, US-customers can return product cooling boxes after shipping. In 2020, more than 8,000 were reused at least once.

Bioethics

Comprising seven renowned experts from across the globe, our Bioethics Advisory Panel provides guidance for bioethical challenges.

Products

80% of our corrugated packaging is certified by at least one of the three sustainable forestry standards, or are made of recycled material.

Animal Welfare

To ensure animal welfare, we actively develop alternative testing methods to reduce and replace animal testing wherever possible.

Products

Reducing the grammage of our packaging paper from 100g/m2 to 80g/m2, helps us save 14 metric tons of paper annually.

Products

We’re committed to flexible and fair pricing, breaking barriers to treatment, in countries with many low-income patients.

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