Mission in a Minute

Earth Day: April 22

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 to raise awareness and encourage actions that help protect our planet and preserve its natural resources for future generations.

At Thermo Fisher, we not only honor Earth Day, but we also commit ourselves to protect the environment every day. We routinely evaluate our product design and look for innovative ways to reduce environmental impacts across a product’s lifecycle.

This means sourcing better materials, implementing alternative ways to manufacture and ship our products and instruments, and collaborating with our customers and suppliers to advance sustainability.

By incorporating principles of green chemistry and engineering into our designs, we are developing products and instruments that are more energy efficient, responsibly packaged, produce less waste and more.

Adding to a list of more than 60 more sustainable product lines, Thermo Fisher recently launched four greener products and instruments. Visit the links below to learn more about how we are fulfilling our Mission and helping to protect our environment:

  • Our Thermo Scientific™ DynaSpin™ Single-Use Centrifuge generates up to 69% less filter waste and up to 74% less liquid waste versus traditional depth filtration methods (Green Facts)
  • Our Thermo Scientific™ TDE Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezer uses up to 38% less energy than the prior model (Green Facts)
  • Our Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 5 Dx Real-Time PCR System weighs 24% less than the prior model and generates 81% less waste from calibration (Green Facts)
  • Our Invitrogen™ DynaGreen™ Magnetic Beads are free of microplastics, contain up to 48% less material and ship with up to 57% less primary packaging relative to comparable products on the market. (Green Facts)