In these times, sustainability is more important than ever and taking care of the earth as well as each other makes for an impactful change to our new normal.

How do we approach environmental sustainability at Thermo Fisher Scientific? It starts with perspective—thinking beyond the current take-make-dispose economic system to create a more restorative, circular model that designs out waste, keeps products and materials in use for as long as possible, and regenerates natural resources. Read more



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Sustainable science is a journey.

Discover how we, along with our customers, are trying to make every day Earth Day. Learn about our pillars of sustainability, which includes: energy efficient, less hazardous, sustainable packaging and less waste.

One shared pursuit

Join us on our path towards sustainable science, including 14 zero waste-certified facilities and a recent commitment to a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.

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Energy efficient

Did you know freezers and fridges make up for most of a lab’s energy use? Learn what we mean by “energy efficient” and things you can do now to save energy.

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Less hazardous

What does “less hazardous” really mean? Find out about how we evaluate less hazardous products and learn about the ACT label, an eco-nutrition label that helps you make greener choices for the lab.

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Sustainable packaging

Packaging design must consider how to protect the product and minimize impact on the environment. We’re started using 100% recyclable paper coolers for cold shipping and that’s only the beginning.

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Less waste

We have criteria for what “less waste” means, and it’s more than reducing what gets sent to landfills. Find out how we evaluate minimizing waste in the lab.

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Want to reduce your impact on the environment but don’t know where to start? Begin with these easy, everyday practices—each step, no matter how small, paves the way to going green in a bigger way.



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Researchers share their tips and tricks from their own pursuit of sustainability.

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