Fostering a culture that empowers our employees to give back is integral to our mission. Guided by our CSR focus areas, we deploy our skills, time, and resources to create a positive impact in our communities.
To ensure we can make a meaningful difference, our community investments support our CSR strategy areas including:
We strive to create a purpose driven culture with opportunities for employees to volunteer in their community with the organizations that matter most to them.
We have a goal of 100,000 total volunteer hours and 50% employee participation in our Illumina Cares program by 2030
The future of our mission is reliant on nurturing and equipping the next generation. Through direct programming, nonprofit partners, and engaging our employees, we aim to enable educators to be advocates of genomics and inspire learners to envision themselves as our future STEM leaders.
In honor of DNA Day, which is celebrated on April 25, we host The Future Is Bright – a month-long genomic literacy initiative. Illumina employees connect with students by hosting career panels, implementing genomics curriculum, and leading hands-on experiments.
STEM learners reached by 2030
We provided GRID Alternatives with a $500,000 grant to provide clean energy and job training to low-income and tribal communities to ensure a just transition to a decarbonized future.
To help facilitate young students’ transition to digital learning, we provided a $1 million donation to the San Diego Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
We donated six sequencers, totaling $350,000, to support The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics as they develop diagnostic tests to combat tuberculosis.
When Mumbai was at the epicenter of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, we responded with a donation of sequencers, reagents and support to the Molecular Diagnostic Reference Laboratory at Kasturba Hospital valued at $1 million.
Employees and their families volunteered at Shanghai Chongming Dongtan Wetland Reserve, cleaning up marine litter and plastic bottles and learning about wetland biology and the power of conservation.
We donated $85,000 to Singapore’s Children’s Wishing Well to help children access e-learning resources during the pandemic.
A donation provided computers and other resources to underprivileged children through Save the Children Korea.
Employees built solar lights for those living in darkness to facilitate a brighter future, while learning about energy poverty and its effects on individuals and the environment.