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
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
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.