Congratulations to 2010 Communitas Award winner bioMérieux (Durham, NC),whose employees have joined forces at hundreds of the healthcare company’s subsidiaries and sites worldwide to achieve its environmental goals. The firm’s guiding principle for sustainability, “We Belong To a Community”, is reflected in its commitment to consider the environment and promote sustainable development in all business aspects. The Durham home office team spearheads the “bioMérieux Goes Green” initiative that was started in 2008 by finding innovative ways to protect the local environment. For example, facility managers at the two Durham locations have led efforts to create green cafeterias, restrooms, and packaging processes, and to enhance energy efficiency and return power to the local grid with a recently-installed solar energy plant. In St. Louis, MO, bioMérieux North America opened a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility last year, with plans for a second LEED facility in Durham already underway. These and related company-wide efforts have been rewarded with a Communitas Award for Green Initiatives. Please visit www.communitasawards.com to learn about other Communitas Award winners.