ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) dramatically decreased its global water and energy use, increased its investment in Green Chemistry and donated more than 8,000 hours of community service around the world last year, the Company announced Monday in its new 2013 Global Citizenship Report: What if Science Changed the World?
The report comes in a year when Sigma-Aldrich has earned several honors for being a responsible corporate citizen, including recognition for the second consecutive year on CDP's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, an inaugural listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and a top position as the No. 1 company in the materials sector on The Civic 50, a national ranking of the most community-minded companies in the U.S.
"Sigma-Aldrich continues to strengthen its focus on Global Citizenship enabling us to deliver tangible results that benefit our employees, customers and the world at large," said President and CEO Rakesh Sachdev. "We are pleased with the recognition we have received by taking a leadership position when it comes to innovation and sustainability, and we continue to collaborate with our stakeholders to broaden the benefits of our Global Citizenship programs."
The 2013 Sigma-Aldrich Global Citizenship Report highlights a number of successes accomplished during the calendar year, including:
"Sigma-Aldrich has grown its Global Citizenship platform by focusing on initiatives that have a substantive, positive impact," said Jeffrey Whitford, Global Citizenship Manager. "As we ramp up our engagement efforts internally and externally, we increase our ability to create positive change."
Sigma-Aldrich uses several external guidelines and measurement frameworks to inform the scope of its reporting including the U.N. Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative G4. This is the first year the report has been aligned to the G4.
For more information about Sigma-Aldrich's corporate citizenship efforts, or to use the new interactive sustainability tools, visit www.sigmaaldrich.com/globalcitizenship.
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes more than 230,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units - Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial - Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 37 countries, has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.7 billion in 2013. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.
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