SAN DIEGO, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) announced that it will host its first Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) focused investor event at 11:00 am Pacific Time (2:00 pm Eastern Time), Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
We are proud to announce that Illumina has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Employer List for the first time. The list highlights the top 750 companies from around the globe, and Illumina was ranked 457. Within our industry, we are in the top 20 globally, and only 236 U.S.-based businesses made the list.
Companies are rated on aspects such as image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility.
Each year, Fortune Magazine publishes their Change The World list to celebrate companies and leaders that embrace corporate purpose and have had a positive social impact. We are humbled to be recognized at number 20 on the list as a company with measurable social impact, business results, and innovation.
At Illumina, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment. One of the many ways we celebrate our employees’ unique life experiences, talents, and passions is through employee resource groups (ERGs). During Hispanic Heritage Month, we launched our newest employee resource group, iLatinx. iLatinx will support Latinx-identified employees by creating forums to discuss Latinx cultures and issues, to educate others throughout the organization, and provide leadership development opportunities for Latinx employees.
Leading developer of life science tools joins an innovative group of Power100 Champions, leading the region to a sustainable future
SAN DIEGO, October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the not-for-profit community choice energy program, today announced Illumina’s (NASDAQ: ILMN) decision to opt-up to SDCP’s Power100 service tier. SDCP will provide all current San Diego-based Illumina facilities with 100% renewable, 100% carbon-free electricity, further cementing the company’s leadership in environmental stewardship for the life sciences industry.
SAN DIEGO, October 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - San Diego Squared, a local nonprofit, announced the four winners of the $5,000 SD2 STEM Educators Awards, powered by the Illumina Corporate Foundation and Neurocrine Biosciences.
The Illumina Corporate Foundation SD2 STEM Educators Award recipients are Liann Page from the School of Creative and Performing Arts and Kim Morris from Morse High School. The Neurocrine Biosciences SD2 STEM Educators Award recipients are Adan Escobedo from Granger High School and Khamphet Pease from Wilson Middle School.
Illumina has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold Star Rating for sustainability efforts, which places Illumina among the top 5% globally for sustainability performance and the top 2% in our industry out of the 75,000 companies assessed across 160 countries and 200 industries.
EcoVadis is a ratings platform that assesses a company’s sustainability based on 21 criteria across four main topic areas of environment, labor and human rights, fair business practices and sustainable procurement.
It is official! The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has independently validated and approved Illumina’s climate action GHG emissions reduction targets. Approving our targets indicates they have been confirmed to be consistent with the reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement and most ambitious designation available through the SBTi verification process.