Climate Neutrality in the Biopharma Industry, How Do We Get There?

by Lynn Stephenson, PhD | October 13, 2023


The annual Lancet Countdown on health and climate change reported that the healthcare industry contributes ~5% of global greenhouse gas emissions with approximately half coming from healthcare supply chains.  According to Biopharma International, without rapid decarbonization, the industry is on track to triple those emissions by 2050.   Healthcare companies are acting to reduce their climate impact and they are looking to their suppliers to help them meet their climate goals. To address these challenges, suppliers to the healthcare industry need to become more green, more efficient, and more circular.

How do we get there?

For the Life Science industry, meeting these goals will require a transformation in strategy that embeds sustainability principles into business decisions. At

, we have set the ambitious goal to be climate neutral by 2040 and to leverage our expertise, experience, and partnerships to be a sustainability multiplier for our customers and collaborators.  In the first edition of the DCAT Sustainability eBook, Darren Verlenden, Head of Process Solutions and Ivan Donzelot, Head of Integrated Supply Chain, were recently featured in the first edition of the DCAT Sustainability eBook which focused on initiatives to improve sustainability in the Bio/Pharmaceutical supply chain.  They share examples of how we have operationalized sustainability into our business processes and how the alignment of business and supply chain goals, with the support of the Life Science Sustainability team, is one of the keys to the successes we are seeing with these efforts.

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BioProcessing Supply Security Senior Marketing Manager

BioProcessing Supply Security Senior Marketing Manager

Lynn Stephenson, PhD, joined

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
, then Sigma-Aldrich, after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in Immunology. She has experience in the In Vitro Diagnostics and Bioprocessing markets with roles that include product management, program management, and marketing with focuses on supply chain, quality and regulatory topics.

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