Sustainability Program


As part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’re working to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. And we’re simultaneously helping our customers reach their own goals through sustainable product choices, convenient recycling programs, and expertise in the latest advancements in sustainability.

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  Download the 2021 CSR Report (PDF, 8.8 MB)


A New Commitment to Renewable Energy

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Sustainability at Thermo Fisher Scientific


Rooftop photovoltaic power plant at our Brno, Czech Republic facility.

Business sustainability is a key operating principle and one of the three pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. We continually seek new ways to meet your needs while being environmentally responsible in the way we run our business.

Here are just a few ways we’ve done that:


LEED Certification

Six Thermo Fisher Scientific buildings have achieved LEED certification.


Zero Waste

Twenty-three Thermo Fisher Scientific sites have become zero-waste facilities, diverting more than 90% of waste from landfills, and 47 manufacturing sites are working toward this status.

Two sites became Zero Waste Certified by Synergis Zero Waste Group in January 2022:

  • Whitby, Ontario, with a final waste diversion of 98.08%
  • Edmonton, Alberta, with a final waste diversion of 97.41%

EcoVadis Rating

EcoVadis is an external provider of business sustainability ratings, with a global network of more than 90,000+ rated companies. Thermo Fisher Scientific is rated on an annual basis to satisfy consumer requests in four focus areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

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Greener Choice


Look for the     leaf icon when browsing to find products that are part of our Greener Choice program.

These products:

  • Offer one or more of the environmental benefits itemized in the U.S. FTC “Green Guides
  • Have confirmation that the stated product attributes are environmentally preferable to products within the same category
  • Have assurance that the environmental benefit claims remain substantiated over time
  • Include a receipt of signed Certificate of Compliance from the supplier stating that all environmental claims on the products or line of products comply with the requirements of all applicable state and federal laws governing environmental marketing claims

Learn More About the Greener Choice Program


Energy Star-Sustainability Page

ENERGY STAR-Certified Products

Products that carry the ENERGY STAR™ label have been independently certified to meet the strict standards for energy efficiency set by the EPA.


ACT Labels

ACT labels help customers understand and compare how products impact the environment through several scores, much like an eco-nutrition label.

Recycle Used PPE and Lab Products


TerraCycle Zero Waste Box™ Platform

Recycle almost any type of waste, from complex laboratory waste to coffee capsules.

Learn More About TerraCycle


DuPont™ Tyvek™ Garment Recycling

Divert garments from landfill and give them a second life as new products.

Download the Tyvek Recycling Program Flier (PDF, 67KB)


Fisherbrand™ Pipette Tip Box Recycling Program

Fill up a container, ship it from any UPS location using the prepaid label, and we’ll handle the rest.

Learn More About the Pipette Tip Box Recycling Program


RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark™ Professional

Turn hard-to-recycle PPE, including gloves, garments, and eyewear, into new consumer goods.

Learn More About the RightCycle Program

Learn More About Sustainable Products and Practices

The Fisher Scientific channel makes it easy to work sustainably every day.



Reduce physical shipments without changing ordering cycles.



Select electronic invoices and request electronic product literature.



Consolidate orders to reduce transportation and greenhouse gas emissions.

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