Letter from the CEO
This past year there was new meaning in connection. Living in COVID-19 separation, we were driven to find new ways to connect, exchange and encourage that we are safe and hopeful.
We found the power of open connections in science and sharing our discoveries brought amazing solutions at unprecedented speed.
At Promega, our teams served the needs of COVID-19 testing and research. Living with that connection to the health and wellbeing of humanity fostered strength and ingenuity to manufacture products at two to ten-fold our typical volumes to support the critical needs around the world.
And we saw the power of connection across different entities. Public and private sectors were problem solving together to rapidly provide a coherent regional response. We knew that no one group – healthcare, scientists, government or business – could manage this global pandemic alone.
Connection can take us to positive places and enable a journey from despair to awe.
The poignant lessons and better ways of working that we learned from this pandemic can guide us in other ways, particularly in taking a stronger position that protects our planet. In addition, with global perspective from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Accord, we keep expanding with both science and sensibility in how we contribute to our future. It is encouraging to see more engagement across research, business and government in developing pathways to address some of the most pressing issues of our society. Individually we can achieve great things, but when we connect on common ground we begin to achieve the impossible.
As these critical connections continue to mature, we not only hope for reductions in emissions, water use and waste, but we look for new ways of living a more connected life – connected to ourselves, to each other and to our planet – and that may be just what we need to sustain a healthy world for another millennium or more.
- William A. Linton, Chairman & CEO