The company demonstrates leadership across its largest impact areas by recognizing the ecological impacts of its products, facilitating equipment recycling programs on a global scale, and implementing environmental initiatives to improve the efficiency of its facilities. Life Technologies utilizes Design for the Environment principles through the product life cycle from creation to end-of-life. For example, the company formulated its SimplyBlue SafeStain product without corrosive solvents and it removed the need for toxic, flammable, and corrosive raw materials in downstream application. In addition, the company has instituted reduction goals for its facilities’ key environmental performance indicators, including energy and water consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and waste production.
Portfolio 21 acknowledges several areas for improvement, such as requiring ISO 14001 certification at all facilities globally and disclosing consumption of solvents and hazardous chemicals.
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