April 22, 2020
Illumina’s commitment to protecting our planet is reliant on the choices we make and the communities we inspire. This report represents the work we do every day to help shape a global culture working toward a more sustainable and equitable future.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Illumina is proud to release our first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report and share our commitment to environmental protection, climate action, and upholding a global culture of respect and dignity for all.
In the opening pages of Illumina’s inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, Illumina’s CEO Francis deSouza shares: “We are dedicated to making a positive impact on humanity, not just through our technology, but through our actions. Illumina’s commitment to protecting our planet is reliant on the choices we make and the communities we inspire. This report represents the work we do every day to help shape a global culture working toward a more sustainable and equitable future.”
At Illumina, we have an opportunity to positively impact lives through our company mission to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. The inherent goodness of our work provides us the distinctive opportunity and ability to promote a better future. Jacquie Ross, VP of Communications and CSR explains: “Illumina is uniquely positioned to lead the genomics revolution, which is one of the most important human health transformations of our generation. By leading with a purpose-driven strategy and investing in our employees and communities, we can accelerate innovations and magnify our impact.”
Building on a strong foundation of corporate governance that promotes a diverse, inclusive, fair and ethical workplace, we are now formalizing our CSR efforts to catalyze our progress as responsible corporate citizens and good stewards of the environment. Zero waste, ambient shipments, renewable energy and packaging reduction are all part of our progress. Illumina is committed to its CSR efforts and we are just getting started.
In 2019, we became a Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), joining the nearly 10,000 companies who’ve stepped up to commit to responsible business and to taking strategic action to help meet the global challenge issued by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Illumina’s CSR program was shaped by three focus areas and two foundational elements. Our strategic focus areas include, access to genomics, our communities, and environmental sustainability. The fundamental elements are: our people, and ethics and governance.
As a global corporate citizen, Illumina recognizes the importance of the CSR fundamentals to a healthy, sustainable future for our business, our customers, and our communities. We are committed to safeguarding the planet’s resources, strengthening our environmental stewardship, and upholding a global culture of respect and dignity for all.
Follow our progress and commitment to CSR, here.
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