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Environmental Goals

Hologic aims to make business decisions that have a positive impact on the environment and we manage our environmental strategy as an integral part of our business.

In our quest to responsibly limit our carbon footprint, our initiatives focus on expanding the use of renewable energy sources and incorporating more sustainable practices into our operations. Contributing to the greater good only matters if we preserve our world for future generations. Given this philosophy, we are pleased to reaffirm our long-term environmental targets from last year.

Achieve a 15% reduction in non-hazardous/non-recyclable waste by 2025*

Hologic is currently operating or launching several initiatives globally in support of our goal to achieve a 15% reduction in non-hazardous/non-recyclable waste by 2025. Many of our U.S. sites are utilizing a dedicated single stream methodology for waste usage, ensuring zero hazardous waste is going to landfills. In addition, we are piloting an initiative at our Londonderry, New Hampshire facility to reduce plastic waste via recycling by 25% and are studying the feasibility of rolling this program out at other U.S. locations. We remain on target in other countries, pursuing zero-waste certification by 2025 at our Costa Rica location while sharing these best practice efforts with our European sites, ensuring all our global enterprise pursues best-in-class sustainability practices.

Achieve a 30% reduction of Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 2030*

Although our emissions as a percentage of sales increased modestly in FY22, this was driven by higher COVID revenue in 2021. Hologic continues to achieve material reductions in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2013, while also growing sales globally. Relative to our 2020 baseline, emissions as a percentage of revenue have declined approximately 20%. To achieve our future emissions target, we will focus on supply-side initiatives, while also working to incorporate future initiatives that are aligned with the Science Based Targets Initiative.

Emissions summary chart breaks out Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions starting in Hologic’s fiscal 2020, as this is the base year for the emissions reduction goal. 

Achieve a 40% reliance on self-generated renewable energy at owned sites by 2030  

Hologic has procured proposals to construct several types of solar generation systems at our owned sites. In addition to the energy generation component, we forecast a reduction in our annual energy consumption by continuing to invest in more energy efficient properties, plants and equipment over the next eight years. We will continue to explore other renewable energy opportunities, giving us confidence that the necessary means are in place to achieve the 2030 goal.

Convert to 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and 75% renewable electricity by 2035

Hologic will procure energy in accordance with the renewable energy targets stipulated in our long-term goals. In addition, Hologic partnered with an external consultant, Sustainability Roundtable and their Net Zero Consortium for Buyers. This consortium is a confidential buyers’ community and a leading transaction platform committed to facilitating renewable energy transactions.

Further, we are again pleased to disclose data pertaining to electricity, waste and water consumption — metrics that we track internally to measure our environmental footprint. The table below is based on data available and quantifiable through the end of our fiscal 2022. This data has been normalized to exclude sites that have been closed.

Environmental Goals and Data Presented Are for Operational Sites

The Environmental Goals, Emissions Summary Chart and Environmental Data table presented above are for Operational Sites. Operational Sites are defined as those where Hologic has a manufacturing presence and/or the ability to manage utilities. Data includes estimates where necessary.

† Environmental goals are expressed as a percentage of revenue.
* Reduction compared to fiscal 2020.
1. Solid waste is defined as the quantity of waste disposed as landfill, recycled, composted, and other (ex. reclaimed for energy).  2. Regulated waste is defined as the quantity of waste disposed as hazardous waste, biohazardous or medical waste, universal waste, or radioactive waste. Note: Historical data may differ from Hologic’s 2021 Sustainability Report. In fiscal 2022, Hologic conducted an internal audit of environmental data and this year’s report has adjusted figures as necessary based on this exercise.