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Microsynth and its subsidiaries (Microsynth Austria and Microsynth Seqlab) are committed to sustainable development1, as illustrated in the following examples:
- Wherever possible, we sort waste materials for recycling and use the recycled products
- Microsynth and Microsynth Seqlab are housed in buildings where state-of-the-art photovoltaic power systems produce a significant share of the required electricity.
- Our printed materials are predominantly made from recycled fiber-based paper or FSC-certified paper. All marketing materials printed at external printing shops are printed climate-neutrally.
- To visit our customers in Germany, our sales forces primarily use the train or cars from Mobility car sharing.
- Sequencing samples from our customers in Germany are predominantly delivered via environmentally friendly transport vehicles (train, bicycle) to our sequencing facilities. Overnight sequencing for plasmids and PCR products has become a standard service in many European countries over the last couple of years. Usually, sequencing samples are collected by international courier companies and transported in airplanes over large distances to centralized sequencing facilities. In contrast, Microsynth operates in its core markets decentralized sequencing facilities. This approach allows the company to rely on much more environmentally friendlier courier systems with trains and bicycles as predominant transport vehicles.
In the near future, Microsynth and its subsidiaries will attempt to achieve further improvements and optimizations to produce and analyze as sustainably as possible.
It is our aim to organize our processes and work flows using a minimum of resources and waste (and to do it in a “climate neutral” manner within 15 years; for more information, please see www.myclimate.org).
We are convinced that the sustainable way of working will be the foundation of our economic future.
¹ "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is the most frequently quoted definition for sustainable development. It is from "Our Common Future", also known as the Brundtland Report.