Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

EMD Millipore 'Goes Green' While Remaining Fiscally Responsible

November 2010, by Cheryl Knight - Also by this author

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While an increasing number of businesses across the United States continue to "go green" in an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and lower fuel costs over the long term, remaining fiscally accountable while moving to more fuel-efficient vehicles challenges even the best management teams.

However, life sciences tools and technology provider EMD Millipore not only implemented a 30-percent (and counting) hybrid fleet into its North American operations, but also plans to save more than 140,000 gallons of gasoline and significantly cut CO2 emissions.

"EMD Millipore has positioned itself as a leader in corporate sustainability programs while also maintaining great profitability by reducing cost for environmentally preferable programs, like fleet," said Tom Hartner, manager, Global Indirect Procurement, who has spent the last 4 ½ years managing the Global Indirect Procurement team and more than two years leading a program to transition toward using more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Offering Innovative Solutions & Driving Customer Productivity

Since its founding in 1954, the company - recently acquired by Darmstadt, Germany-based pharmaceutical and chemical giant Merck KGaA - has provided innovative solutions that help drive customer productivity from research through development to production.

EMD Millipore provides cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. In addition to its headquarters in Billerica, Mass., the company maintains subsidiaries or offices in more than 30 countries and a vast network of distributors and dealers.

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