As a global company of caring people driven by a devotion to facilitating good science, CST is committed to doing the right thing for our Customers, our communities, and our planet. Our mission has always been to advance science, first and foremost—with each discovery made becoming knowledge that benefits all. And once you start thinking that big, you look for other ways to make the world better. How can we help fight climate change? How can we give back to our communities—near and far, scientific or otherwise? Beyond our research tools, what else can we give?
Since our founding, we’ve been passionate about sustainability. And now, more than ever, sustainable solutions are needed to combat climate change and improve planetary health. The life science industry does a lot of good, but we also use a lot of energy and resources. Our goal is to continue to provide the best research tools and solutions we can, and to do so in the most sustainable way possible. Our climate initiatives include:
We’ve set an ambitious, science-based, climate goal to achieve net-zero emissions by our 30th anniversary in 2029. In 2022, CST became the first life science member of 1% for the Planet, with a commitment to donate 1% of our gross revenue to nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues. Becoming a 1% for the Planet Business Member is an investment in ethical, relevant business and the future of our planet and people.
As scientists, we believe we must be leaders in this space and demonstrate to our peers, Customers, and collaborators that our sector can play a key role in advancing sustainability. We hope you will join us in this critically important work.
Corporate goals like ours are essential, but we all have the ability to participate through sustainable actions in our individual lives—and what may seem like little things will add up. 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.