Transparency in our progress and performance

We aim for transparent disclosure of our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices and progress, underscored by a commitment to continuous improvement

Our CSR Vision - deepening our impact on human health by serving as a champion for patients, our communities, our people, and our planet.

External recognition demonstrating our strong ESG performance

America's Most Just Companies
FTSE4Good logo
Dow Jones Sustainability Indicies

Progress towards our 2030* goals

total giving

Net Zero
carbon emissions by 2050 in operations and value chain
2021 Progress: committed

causes supported

reduction in absolute Scope 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions
2021 Progress: Scope 1 & 2: ↓24%
Scope 3: ↑36%

countries reached

reduction in packaging
2021: in progress

total giving

2 billion
lives covered by genomic testing globally (2026)
Progress: 1 billion

causes supported

cost per genome
Progress: $600

countries reached

5 million
STEM learners reached
Progress: >800,000

total giving

gender representation in leadership1
2021 Progress: 42%

countries reached

representation of Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in our US workforce and leadership

spend allocated to diverse suppliers
2021 Progress: 17%

  • * 2019 baseline
  • 1. Leadership = Manager, equivalent, and above
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Learn about the progress we have made to shape a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

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
  • $20 million philanthropic support for Sustainability Initiatives
  • 100% renewable electricity by 2030
  • 46% emission reduction 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
  • Reduce transportation footprint
  • Reduce investments footprint
  • Reduce employee commute and business travel footprint


  • $100 genome
  • 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
  • Reach over 200 organizations through Illumina for Startups
  • 50,000 patients supported through iHope programming
  • $60 million PGI commitment implemented by 2027
  • 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
  • $20 million philanthropic support for Sustainability Initiatives
  • Increase prevention-based safety reporting and decrease injury and illness rates
  • Increase gender representation in leadership
  • Increase Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in leadership (US)
  • Increase representation of Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in workforce (US)
  • 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


Dow Jones Sustainability Indicies
SPG Sustainability Award 2022
ESG Risk Rating
America's Most Just Companies
Newsweek US MRC 2022 award
Best for Vets Employer
Best Places to Work Award
Bloomberg logo
Best Places to Work
Forbes World's Best Employers
Fortune Change the World logo
Forbes Worlds Top Female Friendly Companies
Sinapore's Best Employers
TIME 100 Most Influencial Companies