Corporate Responsibility – 2013 Promega Corporate Responsibility Report

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Corporate Responsibility

For more than 30 years, Promega has consistently integrated the values of corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices into all aspects of our corporate culture and activity. We realize that our success depends upon the sustainable connections we forge among our people, the natural environment and the communities where we work.

Here you will find the stories, data and activities that we have engaged in on our journey to live a vision of corporate responsibility. Read about our sustainability practices, how we support our internal and local communities and our outreach activities. You can download the full reports as PDF files or browse through this website to find the items that most interest you.

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William A. Linton, Chairman and CEO

“At Promega, we have a vision of corporate responsibility that places an emphasis on innovation as the means to add value, not just to the bottom line, but to the environment and humanity at large.“

What's Going On

November 2014—Foam Shipping Coolers Recycling Program

For more than two decades, Promega offered a send-back program to reuse our foam shipping coolers. We have learned that in some instances, mailing the cooler back to Wisconsin for reuse releases more carbon emissions than creating a new cooler. Therefore, we are now suggesting several options for our customers, including local recycling, reuse and repurposing of foam coolers.

August 2014—Promega Supports ALS with Ice Bucket Challenge

To raise awareness and funds for ALS research Promega teams participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and asked internal teams and local companies to contribute. In locations impacted by drought we tried to reuse or repurpose water for irrigation. Visit to do your part and check out a few of our videos from the teams that participated:

Promega ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

June 2014—Promega Biosystems Re-certified as a Green Business

We are pleased to announce that Promega Biosystems in Sunnyvale, CA is officially a re-certified as a California Green Business! Promega Biosystems was originally certified in 2011 thanks to numerous improvements to conserve energy and water, use environmentally responsible materials, and reduce waste. The team in Sunnyvale continues to look for additional ways to be more sustainable with significant progress on recycling and composting since first being certified.

Promega Biosystems Office

December 2013—Promega Biosciences Xmas Tree Drive

In December, Promega Biosciences in San Luis Obispo, CA held a Christmas Tree Drive to raise funds for the local Women’s Shelter. Due to the generosity of PBI employees and company matching over $1,200 was donated to the “HO-HO-Hope for the Holidays” program that support families forced from their homes due to violence. Children that attended were surprised with snow delivered to the facility in sunny California allowing for some rare sledding. The trees were provided by the McGee Christmas Tree Farm that employs eco-friendly harvesting by “stump culturing” to allow a new tree to grow from braches nurtured and turned upward.

Child sledding

October 2013—Feynman Center Embraces Sustainable Design

On October 11, 2013, Promega celebrated the opening of the Feynman Center, a new cGMP manufacturing facility, dedicated to serving customers who need molecular biology reagents for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays. This 260,000 sq. ft. facility embraces sustainable design with geothermal heating and cooling, a living wall, construction using cross laminated timbers, electric vehicle charging stations and over 95% of construction waste was recycled.

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Feynman Center Living Wall