LFE recently established its partnership with My Green Lab, a non-profit
organisation working toward a world in which all research reflects the
highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. As My Green
Lab is based in the USA, LFE’s role is to engage the European research and
pharmaceutical industry in improving the sustainability of their scientific
activities.

 

For example, LFE promotes the My Green Lab Certification, which is
recognized by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign as a key measure of
progress towards a zero-carbon future. This Certification is considered the
gold standard for laboratory sustainability best practices around the
world. To date, this program has supported over 1000 labs in a range of
sectors.

Another program that we are championing in Europe is My Green Lab’s ACT Label. The ACT Environmental
Impact Factor Label was designed to address the need of both scientists and
procurement specialists for clear, third-party verified information about
the environmental impact of laboratory products. By emphasising
Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency (ACT) around manufacturing,
energy and water use, packaging, and end-of-life, ACT makes it easy to
choose more sustainable products.

 

Below are some activities that we do to support My Green Lab:

 

  • Serve as an Ambassador for My Green Lab’s mission in Europe and
    beyond

  • Conduct outreach presentations to key academic institutions or
    corporations on My Green Lab programs and initiatives

  • Seek out conferences and other presentation opportunities for their
    programs

  • Serve as a My Green Lab point of contact for developing Green Lab
    groups in Europe

  • Support the development of Europe-focused Resources and Networking
    Groups

  • Support the development of a half-day annual My Green Lab Europe
    Summit