Environmental, social, and governance hub

Environmental, social, and governance hub

At Illumina, we are driven by the power of genomics to positively impact the world and shape a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

By embedding our CSR strategy into the business, we are driving positive stakeholder impact and long-term shareholder value.
Our CSR Strategy - driving positive stakeholder impact and long-term shareholder value.

2023 Recognition

  • 3BL 100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • AmCham Corporate and Societal Action:Recognition for Excellence in Singapore (CARES)
  • CDP Supporter
  • Community Chest Singapore Charity Silver
  • Disability Equality Index, Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
  • EcoVadis Silver Sustainability Rating
  • Fast Company’s Innovation by DesignAwards for the NovaSeq X Series (Honoree)
  • Fast Company’s World Changing IdeasAwards for the NovaSeq X Series (Honoree)
  • Forbes America's Best-In-State Employers
  • Forbes World's Best Employers
  • Forbes World’s Top Companies for Women
  • FTSE4Good Index
  • IBO Gold Award for Design for the NovaSeq X Series
  • ISS CSR 1 | 1 | 10
  • JLens CSR Awards
  • Just Capital and CNBC America's
  • Most Just Companies
  • Military Times Best for Vets
  • Newsweek America's GreatestWorkplaces for Diversity
  • Newsweek America’s Greenest Companies
  • Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies
  • Newsweek Excellence Index
  • Refinitiv Top 100 Global Diversity and Inclusion Index
  • S&P Global's Sustainability Yearbook Member
  • SANDAG iCommute Diamond Awards
  • Sustainalytics Morning Star | Industry Top Rated CSR
  • The Straits Times Singapore's Best Employers
  • TIME World's Best Companies
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Companies To Work For
  • Workplace Safety and Health Council Silver Award (Singapore)

Progress towards our 2030* targets

net zero

Net Zero
carbon emissions by 2050 in operations and value chain
2023 Progress: committed

ghg emissions

reduction in absolute Scope 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions
2023 Progress: Scope 1 & 2: 100%2
Scope 3: ↓24%

reduction in packaging

reduction in packaging
2023 Progress: 53% from 2019 baseline

lives covered by genomic testing

2 billion
lives covered by genomic testing globally (2026)
Progress: 1.3 billion

STEM learners

5 million
STEM learners reached
Progress: 1.6 million from 2019 baseline

gender representation

gender representation in leadership1
2023 Progress: 4% increase from 2019 baseline


Increase underrepresented minorities3 in US workforce and leadership1
Progress: 2% increase in leadership; 1% increase in workforce from 2019 baseline

diverse suppliers

spend allocated to diverse suppliers
2023 Progress: 11%

  • * 2019 baseline
  • 1. Leadership = Manager, equivalent, and above
  • 2. *Scope 1 reductions include our beyond SBTi mitigation, applying Green E certified Carbon Offsets for our natural gas Scope 1. Scope 2 reductions include the combination of on-site solar, purchased renewable electricity, and renewable electricity credits.
  • 3. Underrepresented minorities (US): Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, two or more
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Learn about the progress we have made to shape a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
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Our 2030 Targets and Policies

Corporate policies here


  • Net Zero in operations and value chain by 2050
  • Carbon neutral in direct operations (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2023 beyond SBTi verified targets
  • 100% renewable electricity by 2030
  • 46% emission reduction Scope 1,2,3 by 2030
  • 10% reduction water intensity by 2030
  • 90% landfill waste diversion by 2030
  • Green design principles in new construction with LEED elements or equivalent
  • 75% reduction in packaging
  • 90% of secondary and tertiary packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable
  • Reduce energy intensity of sequencers
  • Reduce petroleum-based plastic use
  • Replace chemicals of concern with green alternatives wherever possible
  • Increase product take back and circular economy opportunities
  • 100% of strategic suppliers commit to minimizing their environmental footprint


  • 2 billion covered lives by 2026
  • Reach 25,000 learners annually with education across all clinical segments
  • Expand on the independent medical educational partnerships with professional societies and the medical community, with knowledge and competence increases demonstrated in >95% of programs
  • 50,000 patients supported through iHope programming
  • 50% employee participation (giving + volunteering)
  • 100,000 volunteer hours donated
  • Achieve 90% positive survey rate on employee's response to Illumina Cares programming and connection to our mission
  • 5 million STEM learners reached through direct programming and nonprofit donations
  • Increase prevention-based safety reporting and decrease injury and illness rates
  • Increase gender representation in leadership
  • Increase underrepresented minorities in US workforce and leadership
  • Maintain zero net pay gap
  • Increase minority representation in executive leadership (US)
  • Increase gender representation of women in global leadership
  • Improve representation of Veterans in the workforce
  • Improve representation of disability workforce
  • Create a working environment where neuro-diversity and people with disabilities can thrive
  • Acquire and develop diverse talent to drive inclusion and representation 
  • Establish a culture where minorities can thrive and progress with the company as we build a strong pipeline 
  • Create an innovative organization where young and mature talent feel involved, respected, connected, and inspired to contribute new ideas 
  • Build our global workforce to represent the communities where we operate and the world we are working to serve


  • 20% of yearly spend with diverse suppliers (US)
  • Demonstrate responsible data stewardship with strong privacy and cybersecurity practices
  • Position Illumina as the most trusted company in genomic privacy and ethics
  • Continue working to ensure human rights are respected in our workplace, our supply chain, and the marketplace
  • Maintain a corporate governance framework to promote ethics and integrity in all we do
  • Ensure 100% strategic suppliers committed to reducing their environmental footprint
  • Achieve top industry CSR ratings