As we continue to grow and innovate, so too will our impact on the world
Our products and innovation help researchers around the world to make new breakthroughs and discoveries that are leading to better diagnosis and treatment. Together with this focus on impactful product innovation, we concentrate our sustainability efforts in the most important areas — providing a rewarding workplace for our teams, building long-term partnerships based on trust, engaging in the communities we work in and minimising our environmental footprint.
Of life science publications in which an Abcam product is cited (2019)
Custom projects undertaken with partners since 2013
Abcam antibodies validated for use on third-party platforms or for diagnostic use
products FDA approved or in trials for a clinical or diagnostic application through our partners
A letter from Alan Hirzel (CEO)
“Abcam has always been a purpose driven organisation, with a strong emphasis on doing business the right way. Beyond the delivery of financial results, we are aware of our need to ensure that we have a positive impact on our stakeholders, society and the environment..”
Alan Hirzel, CEO
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We conducted a materiality assessment to better understand our sustainability context, and to identify and assess the environmental, social and governance issues that may affect the sustainability of our business, and are of importance to our stakeholders.
The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals represent a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Achieving them is fundamental to future global economic and business growth. We identified seven SDG touchpoints we see as significant across our value chain.
In 2020 we undertook our most comprehensive effort yet to understand and measure our impact in the form of a Sustainability Review that involved engaging with a broad range of stakeholders. The outcome of this review was the development of a sustainability framework to focus our efforts in four areas: Products, People, Partners and Planet. This framework forms the foundation of our commitment to being a responsible global citizen, and the basis of Abcam’s sustainable value creation plan for all stakeholders.
Read examples from across the business of how we are growing our positive impact.
Our sustainability framework weaves together our purpose, culture and strategy, and sets out our priority areas.
It is for everyone in the business to play their part: from our Board of Directors through to all of our employees.
As we continue to create sustainable value, we recognise the actions we take and progress we make are dynamic and ongoing.