Today, we’re proud to publish our inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. With this report we are underscoring our founding commitment to making people and the planet healthier by translating science into applications and products that are loved by consumers and that enable the transition of many industries to sustainable chemistry.
This report sets a benchmark for our progress on a range of long-term commitments to people, the planet and profitability. With 13 commercialized molecules, 8 consumer brands and a growing number of partners across Clean Beauty, Health and Wellness and Flavors and Fragrances, we’re building a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Our ESG report provides tangible data to our community of scientists, consumers, business partners, employees and investors on how synthetic biology has made—and will continue to make—a measurable, positive difference.
Our ESG report was developed in accordance with industry-specific standards from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the GRI Standard Topics and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In preparing this report, which covers the 2020 calendar year, we considered the expectations of a range of stakeholders, from customers and partners to investors and employees, and our local communities in which we live and work. This report also covers our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was vital to continuing R&D operations safely. We also formulated and donated Pipette branded hand sanitizer to frontline healthcare workers.
For us, sustainability starts at the molecular level. We believe synthetic biology has the potential to remake the world’s chemistry using nature’s own processes to make what is scarce, abundant for all. Rather than depleting the earth’s natural resources, fermentation is a safe and sustainable way to produce natural, clean and bioidentical molecules. This ESG report documents our belief, responsibilities and contributions toward making people and the planet healthier.
A few highlights from our report:
And finally, below are the bold ESG impact goals we’ve set for ourselves that you can expect us to be progressing in the coming years:
We are passionately committed to these goals and understand that as Amyris grows, the impact of the work we do with our customers, partners and family of consumer brands does as well. We look forward to addressing these global challenges as a community dedicated to bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the world, No Compromise®.
Download the full report here, including detail on our methodology.