Ambient Shipping Initiative. With significant testing to assure quality, more of our cold chain products can ship at room temperature (ambient), instead of dry or gel ice. Each year our ‘Ship Ambient’ program saves over 12 tons of dry ice, avoids 32 metric tons of carbon dioxide, and eliminates the need for more than 3,000 EPS coolers. We are currently analyzing additional product lines to transition to ship ambient to further reduce carbon emissions and minimize waste.
Net Zero Emissions from our Helix® On-Site Stocking System. Our on-site inventory management system called Helix reduces emissions through consolidated restocking shipments. The Helix® program uses RFID technology that tracks product use in real time, and orders when needed. This automated inventory management system ensures that customers have uninterrupted access to supplies while reducing the effect on our planet.
In addition, Promega purchases carbon credits to offset all greenhouse gas emissions from the Helix® program, including energy usage and distribution of units and product stocking. In 2020, Helix® on-site stocking offset 600 tons of emissions worldwide by supporting the following projects:
- Blandin Improved Forest Management Project in Minnesota, United States
- Kibale Forest Restoration in Uganda
Since 2010, the Helix® program has offset over nearly 7,600 tons of carbon dioxide. To see more information and learn how to participate, please visit www.promega.com/helix.