The Life Sciences have a major impact on the planet. We must be a leader in this space and demonstrate to our peers, customers, and competitors that our sector can play a key role in advancing sustainability to combat climate change and improve planetary health.
As such, our sustainability goals will focus on emissions, waste, water, giving, and individual action. Corporate goals are essential, but we all have the ability to participate through sustainable actions in our everyday lives, and what may seem like small steps, will add up.
Cell Signaling Technolgy® (CST®) has an ambitious, science-based climate goal to achieve net zero emissions by our 30th anniversary in 2029. Scientists agree the world needs to attain net-zero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avert some of the worst impacts of climate change. We believe that we need to act now and demonstrate to others what is possible.
CST will continue to strengthen and globalize our corporate social responsibility efforts by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet and joining their global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.
The 1% for the Planet movement allows us all to participate in myriad ways—through daily purchases, partnerships, memberships—we bring our diversity of choices together to create a groundswell of collective action. It’s an incredible opportunity and we are creating powerful and effective change together. Becoming a 1% for the Planet Business Member is an investment in ethical, relevant business and the future of our planet and people.
How can you make an impact personally? Here are some suggestions for sustainability at home to create positive change:
What is your impact? To calculate your Ecological Footprint go to footprintnetwork.org.