Promega aims to reduce the environmental impacts of our product lifecycle by integrating green chemistry as well as sustainable packaging and packing options.
Cold-chain shipping typically requires large amounts of refrigerants and difficult-to-recycle coolers. We are working to overcome this for both new and existing products. In 2023, we launched an initiative to prioritize shipping at room temperature (ambient) in new product development. This transition will allow us to ship smaller packages with less packaging and reduce emissions from distribution and storage. All new products go through rigorous testing to ensure product performance and quality.
Our Ship Sustainable Initiative tests and evaluates existing cold chain products to transition more of these to ship at ambient temperatures. This 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 each year.
Net Zero Emissions from our Helix On-Site Stocking System
Helix, our on-site inventory management system, reduces emissions through consolidated restocking shipments. Promega also purchases carbon credits to offset all greenhouse gas emissions from the Helix program with 600 tons offset in 2022 supporting the following reforestation efforts:
- Cordillera Azul National Park REDD+ Project in Peru
- Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve REDD+ in Indonesia
Since 2010, the Helix program has offset over 8,500 tons of carbon dioxide. To see more information and learn how to participate, please visit www.promega.com/helix.