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Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives
Date:7/29/2014

l more than 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The Company cut its electrical energy usage by 4 million kilowatt hours in 2013, enough to power more than 365 homes for an entire year.
  • Promoting innovation in Green Chemistry through its nine global Centers of Green Chemistry Excellence, enabling the Company to deliver new products with smaller environmental footprints.
  • More than 8,000 hours of employee volunteer community service, worth approximately a half million dollars in donated time. Employees participated in 72 charity events in 31 locations worldwide, including St. Louis, Milwaukee, India, Singapore, Germany, and the UK among others. The Company reached 8,350 students around the globe with its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives and donated a total of $2.2 million in cash and products to charitable organizations.
  • The launch of a new, interactive Global Citizenship website with enhanced functionality and a unique, live-time carbon footprint feature.
  • "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

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