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Promega Corporate Responsibility Report 2012

Business Travel. As a global company, travel is essential to building strong customer

relations and general business operations. Reducing travel to customer sites is difficult,

but with the global availability of video conferencing, we are working to minimize our

travel emissions. Business travel via air, automobile, and rail make up about 12% of the

Promega current carbon footprint (Figure 6).

Air Travel. Emissions from air travel have been one of the most significant challenges

for Promega in the last few years. During this period emissions have

increased due to emphasis on growth globally and the addition of the Promega

Aviation Operations program in 2010. The Promega Aviation Operations Program

provides unique opportunities for development of stronger connections with

customers and collaborators as well as supporting global operations internally.

Despite these trends, in the last year we saw air travel emissions decrease by

13% as indexed to revenue thanks to more Promega branches using efficient

high-speed rail in lieu of air travel. Because of its efficiency, rail travel contributes

only a small portion to our carbon footprint from travel. When travel is necessary,

efforts are made to use the most fuel-efficient mode.

Sales Branches with Largest Travel Emissions Reduction Since 2008

Emission

Reduction

Australia 47%

Spain 36%

Japan 14%

Sweden 6%

Business Travel Carbon Footprint

Million BTUs of Gross

AIR AUTO RAIL

Business Travel Carbon Footprint

2,097 1,691 2,090 2,880

29

9

1,213

2008

855

40

7

607

1,044

52

8

576

1,463

10

2,813

55 45

686

2,139

9

681

2,087

2012

Figure 6. Sources of gross travel emissions

and emissions indexed to revenue.

10%

Indexed /Million

in Revenue

32

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