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Environmental Sustainability

Optimizing Illumina Facilities

We have a responsibility to invest in sustainable solutions across our facilities and set a standard for green business practices.

  • Illumina is committed to reducing our carbon emissions.
  • Illumina is committed to increasing the use of renewable energy sources.
  • Illumina is committed to conserving water resources.
  • Illumina is committed to minimizing our waste at our facilities.
  • Illumina is committed to incorporating green design principles in new construction.
Read Our Climate Change Position Statement

Innovating for the Environment

  • Illumina is committed to integrating Design for Environmental principles into our product development.
  • Illumina is committed to engaging suppliers to reduce their footprint in the supply chain.
  • Illumina is committed to establishing collaborative partnerships with qualified small and diverse suppliers and recognizes the importance of ensuring our supply base reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Achievements

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New Product Sustainable Design
  • Integrated design for environment screening for new products
  • Introduced ambient ship flow cell
  • Introduced recyclable and reusable packaging
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Water Conservation Projects
  • Recycled water usage expanded for landscape and cooling towers
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Carbon Emission Reduction
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Vanpool and commuter benefit program
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Energy Conservation Projects
  • Optimized Tesla battery storage system
  • Implemented Fuel Cell systems
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Green Building Practices
  • LEED certified buildings in San Diego, Foster City, and China
  • Solar systems installed in San Diego, Foster City, and UK campuses
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Composting Projects
  • Diverted over 150 tons of organics in 2019

Environment Health and Safety

One of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to respecting and protecting the environment is through the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated EHS management system. We utilize the management system framework to measure performance and continually seek improvement in ways to prevent pollution, minimize waste, and conserve resources.

When solvents are used in our locations, we apply a hierarchy of environmental protection in order to minimize the impact and manage the material in the most environmentally responsible manner. We apply, in order, reclamation, recycle, waste to energy, fuel blending, wastewater treatment, incineration, autoclave, and finally landfill for nonhazardous material when other alternatives are not available.

Packaging Sustainability

By reducing packaging and utilizing reusable materials and consolidated shipments we are minimizing our environmental footprint.

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