mRNA therapeutics and vaccines-focused biotechnology company Moderna announced today it is aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally by 2030, as part of the company’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact

Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna, said:

“We believe that each corporation around the world needs to be part of the solution in addressing climate change and our first step is to commit to net-zero carbon emissions. We are proud of this ambitious goal that we have set for ourselves, as we aim to put Moderna among the global leaders in managing the impact of waste from our business and decreasing the natural resources we use, to promote long-term, sustainable growth for the planet and our organization. We look forward to working to achieve this goal with all of our partners.”

Moderna outlined some of its key environmental sustainability initiatives, including the establishment of baseline metrics for energy, waste, and water to inform the creation and implementation of an ESG program, targeting LEED Platinum Core & Shell and LEED Zero Energy certifications for its new Moderna Science Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and committing to the direct use of renewable energy in U.S. facilities beginning in 2021.

Moderna also stated that it will work with each of its suppliers to ensure that they also move to net-zero carbon.

Bancel, added:

“As we continue through this period of accelerated growth, we will continue to make corporate responsibility a critical part of who we are and what we do with a sense of purpose. From the delivery of our COVID-19 vaccine to our investment in renewable energy, we always seek to do the right thing, the right way. It is critical for a high-growth company like Moderna to set such a goal. We will build Moderna in a way that minimizes our impact on the planet while delivering innovative vaccines to prevent people from getting sick and medicines to help those who have diseases.”