The principle of eco-design integrates the different phases of a product’s life cycle :
- utilization and end of life, in compliance with applicable regulations as well as the Company’s objectives.
Beginning in 2018, the environmental impact of the life cycle of new products will be evaluated and by 2020, a product’s environmental performance will be established when it is launched.
Integrating HSE challenges into product specifications concerns first and foremost hazardous materials and product packaging. Through the work accomplished on eco-design, the Company has adopted a far-reaching program for the remote maintenance of its instruments. It will allow technicians to intervene remotely for certain repairs, maintenance and system updates, the program will make it possible to limit travel.
In 2016, the policy governing the management of biological and chemical substances was communicated to all bioMérieux teams affected by decisions about raw materials. The policy provides information and raises awareness of concerns related to these substances, as well as good practices to apply.