We are investing in more efficient energy use, water conservation, waste reduction, and a healthy work environment. That’s why we’re for people, patients, and the planet.
We're pleased to report on our sustainability commitments, including our goals for energy, water and landfill reduction. We also share our performance and achievements, including an 8% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 compared to 2010.
View the detailed data and supporting notes (PDF).
Note: water goal is 10% reduction per unit of production output in manufacturing buildings, 10% absolute reduction in non-manufacturing buildings and irrigation.
How We're Doing
Explore our 2008-2011 performance trends and supporting explanations below.
- Energy & Climate Change
Reducing our energy use is our number one environmental sustainability priority. Not only is the use of energy (and its associated climate impacts) a global environmental concern, we face a number of business drivers to use less energy including rising costs, legislation and Roche’s corporate commitments. Learn more
Global concern about the availability of water resources is on the rise. As a company with the majority of its operations in California, a region which already faces water resource constraints, we take seriously our responsibility to use water efficiently. Learn more
We are focusing on the 4Rs (rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle) to transform our approach to waste management. Reducing the amount of waste we produce in the first place allows us to be more resource efficient; while reuse and recycling helps to reduce the impacts of landfilling and to recover value from used goods. Learn more
We consider health, safety and wellness to be a significant part of a sustainable workplace. We're focusing on providing what employees need to stay healthy, creative and productive. Learn more
"At Genentech, we take immense pride in being a great place to work, as evidenced by our inclusion on the FORTUNE 'Best Companies to Work For' list every year for over a decade. I believe that our corporate commitment to environmental sustainability and to health, safety and wellness contributes significantly to making Genentech a unique and special place to work."
- Ian Clark, CEO, Genentech