Human health and the health of our environment are intertwined, connecting our mission to improve human health with our commitment to operate sustainably. We are committed to integrating environmental stewardship into the fabric of how we operate. Our elevated climate action goals highlight our commitment to net zero emissions across our operations and value chain by 2050.
On our path to net zero, we are incorporating sustainable solutions into our value chain and beyond. Our innovative technology is being used around the world for biodiversity conservation efforts, sustainable agricultural practices, and climate change studies to create a more sustainable future.
by 2050 (Scope 1, 2, 3)
(Scope 1, 2, 3)
in direct operations
(Scope 1, 2) by 20232
reduction in water intensity
Design for Environment
reduction in packaging
for sustainability initiatives
Visual representation of San Diego i3 Campus. Initiatives are representative of global operations.
In alignment with our net zero emissions goal, we consider it business-critical to work with suppliers and partners who share our commitment to a sustainable and equitable future. We engage on climate-related issues and hold them to the same high standards of business conduct that we set for ourselves.Learn More
Through the integration of Design for Environment (DfE), we apply environmental criteria to resource selection, design, energy use, data processing efficiency, and end-of-life management. A few of our key accomplishments include:
We lead with sustainable, responsible, and proactive business practices, which extend to how our products are developed and produced, and how we move materials through our value chain. Many Illumina products are temperature-sensitive, creating unique requirements in packaging, shipment, and storage. We recognize opportunities to reduce our packaging footprint and we have established targets to support our commitment. We continue to investigate and implement changes to increase circular economy engagement.
Insulated containers used for refrigerated and frozen in vitro diagnostic product (IVD) shipments can be returned to us for reuse.
A move to plant-based paper insulated containers results in a recyclable solution.
New insulated pallet shippers for frozen and refrigerated products are validated for multiple uses and returnable for refurbishment and reuse.