RADNOR, Pa., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, was recognized by the University of California San Diego with the Sustainability Award for Outstanding Campus Vendor. Nominated by the UC San Diego Advisory Committee on Sustainability, VWR was selected as the recipient of this award for its efforts to support the University's Core Bio Services team in its goal of producing zero waste.
"We are honored to present VWR with this award," stated Sara McKinstry, Director of Sustainability for UC San Diego. "Their efforts allowed us to take a large step towards our goal of producing zero waste."
VWR reduced the amount of packaging in the campus' orders, created a reusable pallet program for items shipped from VWR's Visalia, California, Distribution Center and identified alternative shipping methods to support Core Bio's overall logistics.
"By collaborating with UC San Diego, VWR was able to customize a product and service solution to meet their needs," said Mark McLoughlin, SVP and President, Americas Lab and Distribution Services. "We are honored to be recognized for supporting their efforts towards zero waste."
The Sustainability Awards have been distributed by UC San Diego since 2008 to celebrate and recognize both individuals and groups that have made the campus more sustainable. Nine recipients were honored at the 2016 Sustainability Awards, which were held on April 26, 2016, at the Loft on UC San Diego's campus.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of approximately 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
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