What Can You Do?
Sustainability is a shared responsibility. Align with VWR and our suppliers to engage in sustainable business practices.
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- Electronic invoicing avoids printing of an enormous amount of invoices.
- We also offer electronic storage of invoices; print copy is still available if needed.
Print Catalog Options
- VWR uses FSC Certified (Chain of Custody) papers and printers whenever possible.
- VWR offers its customers the choice of paper or cd version of the VWR General Catalog.
- VWR offers an interactive, online version of VWR Catalogs.
Consolidate Your Orders
Consolidating orders helps reduce deliveries which can help reduce emissions/fossil fuels, lower packaging waste, save paper and energy, and may also help reduce receiving costs and freight charges.
- Consolidate Orders, combine purchases for higher order totals and limit to once per day/week.
- Purchase multiple item packs.
- Increase item lines in a single order.
- Order in larger quantities.
Ordering electronically saves paper, decreases order processing time and reduces paper waste.
- Order online: vwr.com (24 hrs/7 days a week).
- Use EDI/XML transmission standards.
- Consider choosing products that are energy efficient, recyclable, reusable or made with recycled content.
Download Literature & Technical Documents
- Download MSDS, Certificate of Analysis and other technical documentation online from our website to avoid printing and shipping of documents.
- Avoid printing of literature by downloading many literature PDFs available on vwr.com.
- Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.
Take Advantage of VWR Customized Services
Customized VWR Services & Solutions* to help support your sustainability initiatives:
- Pipet tip box recycling with TerraCycle®
- Plasticware recovery for recycling/reuse where possible
- Environmentally preferable products
- Chemical Tracking
*Locations vary. Contact your VWR Sales Representative for information and options.