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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
- Since 2012, Microsynth AG operates a photovoltaic power system at its headquarter in Balgach, Switzerland. 79 solar panels covering a total area of 130 m2 produce a total annual power output of roughly 23’000 kWh. This amount of power is usually enough to satisfy the need of 5–6 single family houses.
- 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 Switzerland and Austria, our sales forces primarily use the train or cars from Mobility car sharing.
- Sequencing samples from our customers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland 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. Microsynth operates in its core markets decentralized sequencing facilities. This approach allows the company to rely on environmental friendly courier systems with trains and bicycles as transport vehicles.
In the near future, Microsynth and its subsidiaries will attempt to achieve further improvements and optimizations to produce and analyze as sustainable 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).
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.