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Sustainability

Sustainability

At VWR, we have a strong environmental and social ethic and are committed to driving sustainability throughout our organization and our supply chain to reduce overall impact. We are developing business practices that balance People, Planet, and Performance, and strive to work with our customers and suppliers to implement flexible and innovative ways to achieve our environmental, social, and economic objectives. Through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, VWR has been able to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste and improve recycling, promote wellness and safety, and give back to the communities in which we work and live.

VWR works to support your sustainability goals as well through sustainability programs and promotions including:

  • Pipet tip box and disposable garment recycling
  • Engaging, impactful environmental campaigns
  • Environmentally preferable product alternatives clearly identified by the green leaf  on our website.
  • Filter product searches on our website for sustainable alternatives
  • Custom spend reporting available for environmentally preferable product purchases
  • Driving resource efficiency internally through retrofit improvement projects and certifications (LEED, ISO 14001, and ENERGY STAR)
  • VWR shipping boxes contain a minimum of 40% recycled content and all virgin fiber is Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified
  • All shipping box filler is recyclable or biodegradable
  • Custom sustainability solutions to meet specific program needs

For more information on sustainability at VWR, visit Sustainability.