Friday, 20 May 2011 19:36

Life Sciences Innovation + Sustainability Focus = Promega

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Behind every good doctor, research scientist and medical innovation, there is a company providing an array of products and services that aid in the research and development of new medical procedures, treatments and cures. Add a social conscious and an environmental commitment, and you’ve got a very special company. Promega is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. What started as the production of enzymes for researchers has evolved to offering over 2,000 products for a broad array of scientific research applications. Promega products continue to be key in advancing life science research and industries. Through extensive investments in research and development and commitment to quality, Promega provides valuable tools to its customers and aid progress toward a better future. Founded in 1978, Promega Corporation is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, with branches in 14 countries and over 50 global distributors. Promega products are used primarily by customers to understand the molecular basis of life and potential mechanisms of disease, as well as to identify attractive targets for drug development. The principal customers in the life sciences research and drug discovery markets are laboratories generally associated with universities, medical research centers, government institutions, and other research institutions as well as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, agricultural, and chemical companies. Promega’s core culture embraces the concepts of sustainability as they strive to create long-term success by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from economic, environmental, and social progress. In 2009, Promega launched a formal Corporate Responsibility Program by publishing their first annual sustainability report and developing a baseline of key performance indicators. The team at Promega feels that sustainability is not something that can be added on the side. A successful sustainability program requires a new approach to the way we all do business on a daily basis.  Promega recently launched its third annual report, with strong results in their environmental sustainability goals.  As a company steeped in the life sciences, Promega realizes the importance of preserving the earth’s ecosystems. Promega has a long history of community involvement and environmental responsibility. Promega is committed to addressing a wide range of environmental impacts, from reducing business emissions to using fewer natural resources. Additionally, the Promega community seeks to better understand and reduce its impact on the global environment, through careful control and management of its carbon footprint, and by offsetting its emissions through donations to support Carbonfund.org’s renewable energy projects. We believe that Promega Chairman and CEO, William A. Linton, said it best: “Sustainability is not simply a way to conduct business; it is the only long-term way to conduct business within a finite and interconnected biosphere.”
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