Scientist.com has invested significant time and resources to support sustainability within our business via multiple initiatives to reduce our environmental impact.
Scientist.com supports sustainability
Investing time and resources to reduce our environmental impact
Assuring all offices utilize 100% renewable energy (100%RE).
Ensuring most travel by staff on company business is carbon neutral or offset.
Locating our computer servers in Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions that utilize 95% renewable energy. Within two years, our goal is to cut our server usage in half, resulting in a significant cut in MTCO2e.
To demonstrate our commitment we have also participated in externally recognized sustainability initiatives.
We were awarded a Silver Medal by EcoVadis for our 2021 and 2022 Sustainability Performance, putting us in the 80th percentile of all rated companies.
We are a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and were awarded an Awareness rating.
We have formally committed to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in 2023, providing an engagement target for our Scope 3 and committing to be Net Zero by 2030.
Providing support and opportunities
Share and meet sustainability requirements
Outside of our own initiatives, we have worked with our clients and suppliers to provide additional support and opportunities to understand clients' sustainability requirements and promote suppliers' accomplishments. For example, we have implemented easy-to-use features that enable suppliers to promote their commitment to sustainability within their company profile on the marketplace. Suppliers are now able to complete a comprehensive sustainability questionnaire to proactively communicate their recent achievements and ongoing activities to clients, as well as continue to highlight their efforts via the following profile certifications:
Suppliers can annotate their profile with their My Green Lab certification and provide associated evidence.
Suppliers can indicate their CDP rating (Leadership, Management, Awareness or Disclosure) and provide relevant evidence.
Suppliers can promote their long term goals as well as whether they commit to the Net Zero Target by 2030.
By making it easy for marketplace suppliers to distinguish themselves in this way, sustainability will become a key reason customers select one supplier vs. another. We are also hosting a Sustainability Webinar Series that will enable suppliers to interact directly with our clients’ sustainability teams to better understand their expectations, how to improve their efforts and where to seek additional guidance.
For more information on our initiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Scientist.com supports biodiversity
Following the Nagoya Protocol
Biodiversity is critically important to the future of our world, as we all—plants, animals, insects and humans—interact with one another to maintain order and the health of the planet. Since humans, above all, have the largest impact on biodiversity, and research for new medicines can significantly contribute to its global decline, it is critical that stakeholders within the pharmaceutical industry are aware of their potential impact and mitigate it as much as possible.
To do our part, Scientist.com has now made it possible for suppliers on our marketplace to promote their biodiversity efforts by proactively informing our clients of their commitments in this area, including but not limited to compliance with the Nagoya Protocol. The Nagoya Protocol provides a framework for the effective implementation of one of the three objectives set forth by the Convention on Biological Diversity: the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. Suppliers who are compliant with this are now able to share the relevant Internationally Recognized Certificates of Compliance (IRCC) with clients to promote their efforts and ensure that as an industry we are working together to protect the global ecosystem.
DEI on the marketplace
Supplier diversity program
Scientist.com is committed to making diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) part of everything we do — including how we support our clients source goods and services through our marketplace and the suppliers who provide them. We know that more diversity in the pharmaceutical supply base means better products and services for our users and ultimately for the patient. That’s why we provide access to diverse-owned companies through our Supplier Diversity program.
We have supported diversity since 2015, enabling suppliers to list their Diverse supplier status so that clients can use this in their sourcing decisions as well as track and report on any spend placed with these suppliers on their respective marketplaces. In 2023, we expanded our Supplier Diversity program to capture diversity certifications from multiple regions to ensure that irrespective of location, diversity is visible and promoted through the Scientist.com marketplace. You can view our Supplier Diversity Policy here.
Whether you are a client or a supplier on the Scientist.com marketplace, tools exist to assist you on the supplier diversity journey. For clients, reach out to your primary point of contact to discuss how we can provide visibility to diverse spend and how to factor in diversity within your sourcing decisions. For suppliers, as part of your profile you are able to capture your Diversity status and promote this to our global research community. For more information, contact email@example.com.