QIAGEN Receives Approval from SBTi - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  March 31, 2023

QIAGEN Receives Approval from SBTi

QIAGEN N.V. announced that its emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The pharmaceuticals, life sciences and biotechnology company has pledged to hit net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 from 2020 as the base year.

QIAGEN committed to reducing absolute GHG output from its direct and indirect operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) by 42% by 2030 from a 2020 base year, and the emissions from business travel as well as the use and end-of-life treatment of sold products (Scope 3) by 25% within the same time frame. It has also pledged that 67% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services, capital goods, and upstream transportation and distribution will have targets in line with the SBTi by 2027.

These goals have been designed to put QIAGEN on a course to reduce its absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 90% by 2050 from 2020 as the base year.

QIAGEN is seeking to achieve net-zero status by cutting direct and indirect emissions throughout its operations by transitioning facilities to renewable energy, implementing energy-saving initiatives, minimizing waste in manufacturing, reducing its total plastic footprint, and working with suppliers and logistical operators to reduce their carbon footprints.

At the end of 2022, almost 80% of the company’s electricity came from renewable resources. Also in 2022, QIAGEN reduced its plastic usage by 16%, exceeding the target of at least a 9% reduction.

“QIAGEN welcomes the chance to join the group of companies [around] the world with a verified net-zero target based on science,” said Thierry Bernard, CEO of QIAGEN, in a statement. “We believe that it is our moral and strategic responsibility to invest in sustainable business practices. We are doing this to help safeguard the environment, but also to ensure the long-term viability of our activities. We still have a long way to go at QIAGEN in reaching our goals, but we believe that every step is vital in the fight against climate change.”


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