Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world leader in scientific products and services with $17B in annual revenue worldwide. TFS is also a leader in sustainability and retained SAK Environmental to audit and certify selected New England facilities as a Zero Waste Facility, where at least 90% of generated waste is recycled.
SAK performed a third party audit and certification of their 100,000 s.f. Bedford, MA campus where Life Technologies Inc., a TFS division, performs manufacturing, research & development of life science products. Up to 9 tons per month of solid waste is managed that includes municipal solid waste, e-waste, drums, lab-ware, and residuals.
Certification included a detailed audit of their solid waste management plan and recycling activities, compliance of actual practices with that Plan, interviews with all waste management vendors and on-site inspection where necessary, and reconciliation of Owner solid waste management data with observed activities. Certification was based on validated performance over 3 consecutive months.