As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy, fellow and global manager, green chemistry at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.
1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?
My impatience has been a red thread through many of my experiences, specifically in a space that is chock-full of opportunity, like our Corporate Responsibility work at MilliporeSigma. This experience started years ago with a novel product now known as Cyrene™. One of my team members did the legwork to identify a novel solution that could be a potential replacement for two challenging but ubiquitous solvents. While these solvents are extremely common, they’re under increasing scrutiny from organizations like Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
In response to the need for solvents to meet stricter regulation requirements for employee safety and environmental sustainability, MilliporeSigma introduced Cyrene™—a sustainable dipolar aprotic solvent, produced in two steps from a renewable cellulose source.
Learn more about how MilliporeSigma is taking giant steps toward smaller footprints.
May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ To help scientists, researchers and manufacturers reduce their environmental footprint, MilliporeSigma expanded its DOZN™ system — an industry-first quantitative green chemistry tool that evaluates the relative greenness of chemicals and chemical processes against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Through MilliporeSigma’s DOZN™ 2.0, customers can now calculate the green scores of their own processes and products.
I spend a lot of my time thinking about corporate culture. Since we grew the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015, through the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, we’ve been navigating that interesting space of culture creation. You’ve got the established culture of the acquiring company and then you’ve got the established culture of the acquiree. How are those two things supposed to automatically mesh or even mesh after several years?
Bristol-Myers Squibb employees in Germany and City of Munich partner in giving gifts to children in need
The holiday season is a time to celebrate family, accomplishments and good fortune. However, for many parents in Munich, Germany, the holidays are filled with doubt over how they will afford to spread cheer to their children.
Wie kann man umweltfreundliche Chemikalien entwickeln, die aber genauso wirkungsvoll wie herkömmliche Substanzen sind?Diese Frage hat sich das Wissenschafts- und Technologieunternehmen Merck gestellt.Und darauf auch Antworten gefunden: Im Rahmen des Programms für „Grüne Chemie“ entwickelt und produziert der Konzern nachhaltige Alternativen zu den bisher üblichen chemischen Produkten.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, recently honored MilliporeSigma for its support in packing and supplying more than 500,000 nutritious meals to families in need across the globe. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. MilliporeSigma has partnered with Rise Against Hunger since 2016.
KIEL, April 26, 2018/ 3BL Media -- The Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Federal State capital Kiel, the Seaport of Kiel and the Costa Group came together on Thursday, April 26, 2018, aboard AIDAluna to discuss the ways the ways to expand their current collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Their objective is to further develop the maritime infrastructure, the economy, and tourism in northern Germany sustainably and to make them “future-proof.”
Employees from the Arrow Electronics office in Neu-Isenburg, Germany recently volunteered their time at local food bank Speisekammer. For several weeks, Arrow employees helped food bank staff transport, unpack and dispense food to the low-income families who utilize Speisekammer’s services.
“We are very pleased with Arrow's contribution to the food bank,” said Herbert Hunkel, mayor of the city of Neu-Isenburg. “This is one of our most important social projects, and we thank the many volunteers. The team is looking forward to welcoming more helpers in the future.”