PerkinElmer Strengthens Sustainability Commitments and Highlights Progress Made in New ESG Report

Published on: 08 November 2022
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PerkinElmer Inc., a global company dedicated to innovation for a healthier world, has released its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report for 2022. The report describes the Company's progress toward previously announced targets, expands on the Company's ESG commitments, and summarises its overall ESG strategy aimed at better supporting people and the world.

PerkinElmer President and CEO Prahlad Singh said:

"Doing good by people and the planet is inextricably linked to our mission of innovating for a healthier world, and the steps we have taken in 2022 to enhance our ESG strategy and program are in line with that objective. I am grateful for the collective efforts of PerkinElmer’s global team to make a positive impact on the lives of people worldwide and their leadership across the various ESG activities described in this report.”

Major highlights of the report include:

  • Increasing the Company’s commitment to now reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50.4% by 2032

  • Becoming an official signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s voluntary initiative encouraging companies to adopt policies that are both sustainable and socially responsible in the areas of labour, human rights, corruption and the environment

  • Implementing a formal materiality assessment to gauge the relative importance of ESG topics to employees, customers, Company leaders and shareholders to help focus future ESG priorities

  • Investments made to support the Company’s ESG ambitions by empowering a senior-level Head of ESG with supporting capacity to help drive ESG initiatives

  • Creating a new website, esg.perkinelmer.com, dedicated to hosting the latest news and updates regarding ESG policies, events and disclosures at PerkinElmer

Other initiatives outlined in PerkinElmer's 2022 ESG report include investments in renewable energy projects, recent water reduction efforts, more sustainable packaging initiatives, results from the Company's annual "Impact Day," the formation of new Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and several new or expanded governance measures.

Source: BUSINESS WIRE

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