MSD labs awarded certification for sustainable science

December 2023

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After a thorough assessment of our equipment, practices, and products, MSD’s LBIC and Crick labs have been certified by My Green Lab.

For our LBIC site, we received the highest level, which is Green, and for the Crick we received Platinum which is the second highest level.

Recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign as a key measure of progress towards a zero-carbon future, My Green Lab Certification is considered the gold standard for laboratory sustainability best practices around the world.

My Green Lab Certification is a proven, scalable program that helps organisations achieve their sustainability goals. It offers tried-and-true methods rooted in science to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of laboratories without disrupting the critical work underway.

Mehriban Akin, Safety and Environment Lead for MSD Research Labs (MRL) in the UK said:

“As we work toward a greener future, we are considering the impact of our scientific operations and striving to undertake our research sustainably to support the health of our planet and its people. Every step counts to make our labs more sustainable and we are committed to doing all that we can to make real and impactful changes to decrease the environmental footprint of our research.”

More information about the program can be found at  

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