MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The recently released Promega 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights investment in the future, environmental preservation and contribution to the community. The report outlines the long-term planning and comprehensive framework that enables Promega constituencies to continue to prosper.
As noted in the company’s purpose statement, Promega exists on an evolutionary frontier where the values of science, business and human well-being are fully integrated. Acknowledging these interdependencies, Promega cultivates its environment for the flourishing of employees, developing deep and enduring relationships with all constituencies, and for the creation of intelligent life science solutions.
Investing in the Future
In 2014, investments in the future continued through scientific innovation, expansion of global facilities and advancement of technical expertise. The addition of the da Vinci Center for enhanced facilities and engineering capabilities, and the addition of the new branch in India in 2014, brought the increase in the company’s building footprint to 65% since 2008. Innovative research and development resulted in 75 new patent filings, and 18 new products launched in 2014.
Environmental impacts are considered across various aspects of operations, from the design of new facilities to the ways products are packaged and shipped. Growth investment in 2014 contributed to a 4% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as indexed to revenue since 2008. Consistent efforts to reduce shipment size, weight, and material usage resulted in a 15% decrease in emissions from product distribution per revenue since 2008. Continued focus on waste reduction resulted in a 60% increase in recycling levels since 2008.
Promega supports the surrounding community and gives back through support of educational, creative and wellness initiatives. Globally, Promega employees remain involved in their local communities. In 2014 employees volunteered 1,000 hours and provided financial support to a diversity of non-profit and community organizations that are outlined in the report.
For more than 30 years, Promega has integrated the values of corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices into corporate culture and activity. The 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report continues to show how Promega aligns business practices with positive social, environmental and business outcomes.
Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s 3,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit www.promega.com.