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Illumina Ranks 5th Overall in TIME’s World’s Most Sustainable Companies 2024 List

Illumina Ranks 5th Overall in TIME’s World’s Most Sustainable Companies 2024 List

Published 07-10-24

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Illumina ranks 5th overall and is the top-ranking company in the U.S. and the biotechnology industry in TIME’s ‘World's Most Sustainable Companies 2024’ list

The list ranks the top 500 companies out of more than 3,000 reviewed, based on various environmental metrics, including energy intensity, emissions, employee turnover, and work safety.

TIME’s announcement highlighted Illumina’s work to reduce packaging by 90% with the NovaSeqTM X Series, showcasing that manufacturing companies can also be sustainability champions. Illumina’s inclusion demonstrates the work being done by our employees to make our operations, supply chain, and products more sustainable, including:

  • Overall decrease in scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and emission intensity (emissions per revenue)
  • 100% of global electricity consumption came from renewable sources, including purchased renewable electricity, onsite solar, and renewable energy credits
  • 8% decrease in water usage (YoY)
  • 53% reduction in packaging (since 2019)

At Illumina, we are driven by the power of genomics to positively impact the world and shape a more sustainable and equitable future for all. We know that improving human health is tied to creating a healthier planet. By making bold environmental commitments, and helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals, we are bringing our mission to life.

Learn more about our commitment and progress to integrating sustainability into our business here.

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Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical, and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, and other emerging segments. 

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