Employees & the Environment

Embracing green practices is part of our chemistry.

Since Green Genes was established in 2004, it has grown to become the largest employee club at Genentech, focused on promoting more sustainable practices across our company.

Green Genes partners with senior leadership through our Sustainability Council to help create environmentally friendly policies and practices, host events such as beach clean-ups and eco-fairs, and supports the implementation of a wide range of environmentally-related projects at Genentech sites.

While almost 3,500 employees are now Green Genes members, 500 of them have also signed up over the past four years to act as "Green Guides." These individuals serve as ambassadors to colleagues who wish to find out more about our sustainability programs and our Green Genes team.

To learn more about the history of Green Genes, see here.