With our support, Sigma-Aldrich has progressed their global corporate sustainability program, including supply chain sustainability, lifecycle analyses, water use, energy efficiency, green chemistry and greenhouse gas emissions.
Sigma-Aldrich is a leading life science and high-technology materials company focused on enabling science to improve quality of life. We support Sigma-Aldrich in development and deployment of strategies and tactics to further their global corporate sustainability program with tactics supporting sustainability in operations, products and supply.
In the area of product sustainability, we helped Sigma-Aldrich develop DOZN, a green chemistry tool that translates the 12 principles of green chemistry into actionable metrics to guide business decisions. The principles are aimed at waste and hazard prevention and minimization, production efficiency and safety, pollution prevention, use of renewables and end-of-life degradation.
According to Sigma-Aldrich’s Director of Global Citizenship, Jeffrey Whitford:
“Ramboll helped us translate the 12 principles of green chemistry into an actionable, meaningful approach to evaluate products and share unique product information with customers. Their product stewardship experts in chemistry, toxicology and sustainability provided technical and strategic assistance to ensure results are both scientifically accurate and increase the value proposition for our customers.”
On the operations side, we have helped to identify transformational energy reduction measures at a significant North American campus – addressing energy use and supply. Our work to progress sustainability in supply chain includes designing measures to evaluate supplier sustainability audits, as well as measures to identify and evaluate material supply chain sustainability issues. Finally, we have supported a wide array of sustainability communications, including Carbon Disclosure Project, Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).