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Merck launches industry-first Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator 

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Posted on 07 May 2019

DOZN™ 2.0 Key Messaging


  • DOZN™ is an industry-first Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator that evaluates the relative greenness of chemicals and chemical processes against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
  • Many chemists and scientists look for sustainable options in the lab, such as recycling gloves, using greener packaging, etc. However, they may not think about the impact of green chemistry and often face the challenge of evaluating the sustainability of a chemical or process.
  • DOZN™ provides a consistent and reliable framework for measuring the greenness of chemicals/processes and communicating what’s “greener” about products labeled as “greener alternatives.”
  • DOZN™ scores the product on a scale from 0 – 100 (aggregate score), with 0 being the most desired.


DOZN™ 2.0

  • Through DOZN™ 2.0, customers now have access to calculate the green scores of their own processes and products. This free, web-based tool provides users with even more data so that they are properly equipped to increase their sustainability.
  • DOZN™ 2.0 provides customers with instruction on how to calculate products that the Life Science business of Merck does not offer.
  • It keeps data privacy top of mind—allowing customers to score their processes/products in a secure manner.
  • It is also straightforward tool with readily available data like manufacturing inputs, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Globally Harmonized System (GHS) information.

The Life Science business of Merck’s Greener Alternatives

  • The Life Science business of Merck offers customers more than 700 greener alternatives to help them reduce the environmental impact of their work while ensuring their results are not compromised.
  • These greener alternative products are developed by:
    • Re-engineering products in a less hazardous manner and/or generate less waste, and scoring with DOZN™
    • Aligning products with the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
    • Conducting alternative energy research to make greener alternatives possible

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