Environmental Commitment

The Highest Standards

We recognize our responsibility to environmental protection as well as the health, wellness and safety of our employees and guests.

We are committed to achieving the highest standards in environmental preservation and employee wellness.

Building Sustainability

Our R&D campus in Billerica, Massachusetts is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for its energy efficient and environmentally friendly design. The green facility was designed to create a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork and creativity among the employees that work there.

The building's green features include high efficiency chillers and boilers; energy efficient cooling towers and air distribution systems; a low flow water system; and energy efficient lighting and controls. Natural light is maximized throughout the building with solar panels to generate electrical power for the lobby area, along with a daylight monitoring system throughout the building to reduce electrical usage. In addition, more than 20% of the building contains recycled materials and 95% of the building construction waste was recycled, including brick and steel materials.

WELL Certification Awarded to Project Sagamore

EMD Serono is the first recipient to receive WELL Gold certification in North America for “New and Existing Buildings”.

In early 2018, Project Sagamore, the organization’s newest building endeavor in Billerica, achieved WELL Certified™ status Gold Level. The prestigious distinction was awarded through the International Well Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Building™ Standard.

To learn more about this certification, and how its improving employees’ nutrition, fitness, mood and performance, read the full press release here.

ISO 14001 EMS

EMD Serono maintains a certification for its ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) program under the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, ISO 14001 group certification.

This program was first established in 2010 which aimed to mitigate business related environmental impact items such as air quality, water quality and use, waste management, land use, energy use, natural resources and their depletion, and protection of both local ecology and biodiversity and that of the wider community.

Learn more on the EMD Group Website