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.
(Scope 1, 2, 3)2
(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
We integrate the Design for the Environment (DfE) approach into the core of our product development to find more opportunities to shift to a circular economy, addressing the full lifecycle of materials and their end of life. We apply environmental criteria to resource selection, design, energy use, data processing efficiency, size, weight, stability, packaging, shelf life, temperature requirements, end-of-life management, and more.
We are committed to sourcing sustainable materials, including reducing the amount of petroleum-based plastic in new product designs. We also believe that big science can equal green science and actively work to replace the use of chemicals of concern with greener alternatives.
Through our sustainable facilities, we aim to make the manufacturing process less energy intensive, minimize the use of toxic materials, and recycle waste from the production process where possible.
We work to make the transportation of our products more efficient and sustainable. We invest in making our packaging recyclable, returnable, and reusable.
When designing our lifesaving innovations, we aim to create products that are both more powerful and more energy efficient.
While we develop innovations that serve our customers for long into the future, our design process extends to the end of life of our products.
The NovaSeq™ X Series Systems are purposefully designed to reduce environmental impact. The improved robustness and stability of XLEAP-SBS reagents allows for shipping at ambient temperatures, and reagent consumable plastics are made from sugar-cane based biopolymers. Sustainability was at the forefront of NovaSeq™ X design, with an aim to move beyond incremental improvements and challenge the status quo to benefit our customers and the planet. Learn more about our most sustainable sequencer, the NovaSeq X Series.
less cartridge volume
less plastic mass and volume
less packaging weight and waste
Ambient temperature reagent shipping
Designed for cartridge disassembly and recycling with no tool required
plant based bio-polymer plastics
Data storage optimized for reduced storage and energy requirements
reduction in climate impact*
* Based on comparison of NovaSeq™ 6000 reagent kits and NovaSeq™ X reagent kits.