I am pleased to share the eleventh annual report of our corporate responsibility initiatives, looking back on our sustainable practices and resulting aggregate trends through 2018. We not only spend time reinforcing why this is important, but also examine how we achieve these results, and for us this begins with each person at Promega.
Individuals make a difference both as a part of teams working together, as well as the unique potential and perspective of each person. Over the years and around the world, we have grown and improved because someone had an idea and brought it forward. Promega employees, tapping into their own unique passions and expertise, have been the source of many innovative and meaningful ideas. These ideas, in turn, have helped our company invent new products, recycle materials, create innovative health programs, exceed customer expectations and support local communities.
Someone sparked an idea and the rest of us fanned the flame.
At a time when some find the needs in our world overwhelming, individual efforts may feel futile, and yet, the influence of an individual is just what we need. There’s a sentiment that we articulated decades ago in our 1992 Annual Report at Promega that still rings true for all of us today:
“…we find that as we develop the full potential inherent in each of us; our perceptions of limitations change:
the impossibilities of yesterday become the probabilities of tomorrow.”
May we each find the potential in ourselves, turning the impossible to possible, and the possible into the world we live in.