"At VWR, we are focused on sustainability because it is the right thing to do. Our sustainability report shows our commitment to our customers, suppliers, associates and the communities where we work and live," stated
VWR's sustainability program focuses on people, planet and performance.
VWR's dedication to its associates and their wellness provided 93% of the global associate population access to wellness programs. Through interactive wellness programs, fitness challenges, educational opportunities, safety campaigns, and innovative technology, VWR can continue to promote a culture committed to the health and well-being of all associates. Associates from around the globe helped make a difference through donations and volunteerism.
Through retrofit projects, training and behavioral changes, VWR had another record breaking year in 2015. VWR reported the lowest energy use and greenhouse gas emissions since tracking began six years ago. Since 2010, the Company reduced energy use per associate by 17.7%, far exceeding its 5% reduction goal, and absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 5.4% across the organization. Landfill diversion rates also increased from 85% in 2014 to 87% in 2015 through expansion of recycling programs and conversion to waste-to-energy disposal methods.
VWR's innovative product recycling solutions expanded in 2015 with the addition of a safety glasses and goggles recycling program. This initiative complements VWR's existing pipet tip box and garment recycling programs available to customers, which diverted a combined 41,425 pounds of waste from the landfill in 2015 alone.
To view VWR's 2016 Sustainability Report, click here.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
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