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Environmental protection is a key component of the company’s philosophy


At QIAGEN, we want to make the world a better place to live - not only through scientific discovery and application, but also through sustainable stewardship.

As a pioneer in the effort to eliminate harmful substances and waste products in laboratories throughout the world, we strive to reduce energy and water consumption, and set limits on packaging, waste, and transport. With these efforts, we aim to operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

In 2011, we opened Europe’s first “green” laboratory complex at our site in Hilden, Germany. This state-of-the-art research and production facility has been awarded gold-level certification for sustainable construction by the internationally recognized US quality system LEED.

As part of our ongoing commitment to save energy, we run simulations to target ways of reducing energy consumption, and have installed sophisticated, state-of-the-art energy control and recovery systems in our production facilities.

Our ongoing commitment to sustainable development has resulted in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and – despite an average annual production increase of 15% – the main manufacturing site has achieved an annual reduction in energy consumption of 11%.
Read more about our approach to sustainability.