Changes and improvements in sustainability require exchange and discussions with external stakeholders. Partnerships with these stakeholders and external experts are required to understand the needs and expectations of our customers.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)/ non-profit organizations are one important channel for discussions and new inspirations for us to choose the right way for Eppendorf.

Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft

The aim of the German non-profit foundation “KlimaWirtschaft” is to promote climate protection and the sustainable use of natural resources. Business has a central role to play: We must move from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. This is a huge task that affects all companies. In particular, the urgently needed reduction in CO2 emissions in German industry can only be achieved by companies - regardless of sector - working together.

Based on its ambitious sustainability strategy, the Eppendorf Group therefore supports the foundation since July 2022. Eppendorf complements the association of renowned German companies with expertise from the life science sector and thus fills a previously blank spot.

“Quite often, policymakers don't know what the business community needs. This is where the foundation facilitates fruitful cooperation."
Enrico Jakobi
Head of Sustainability & HSE

My Green Lab®

As a non-profit organization, My Green Lab focuses on joining and leading a broad community in the laboratory towards a world in which all research projects reflect the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility.

My Green Lab’ s mission is to constantly and permanently improve the sustainability within research labs.

The organization, founded in 2013, has grown rapidly from a local non-profit organization to an international agent for change and improvement in respect to sustainability in laboratories worldwide.

The Green Lab Ambassador program provides an introduction to laboratory sustainability and how to suggest change within the local lab.

Eppendorf partners with My Green Lab since 2017. Besides the ACT certification of our products, Eppendorf is a major sponsor of the International Freezer Challenge. The co-operation also results in fruitful discussions about laboratory sustainability topics and reciprocal learnings about new ideas and concepts.