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Committed to Improving the Environment Worldwide

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We have a responsibility to the communities where our employees live and work.

Starting in 2022, Hologic began developing a Scope 1 and 2 decarbonization roadmap with internal and external stakeholders to meet our existing emissions reduction and renewable energy goals. We have also implemented new programs to significantly reduce waste, including diverting waste from landfills and into recycling programs.

Hologic continues to evaluate more ambitious goals consistent with the Science Based Targets (SBTi) framework. This process has involved analyzing Hologic’s historical, current and projected carbon footprint and investigating a range of options to reduce those emissions.

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

Hologic is committed to reducing the amount of waste we generate. As detailed on page 43 of this year's sustainability report, our Costa Rica site has dramatically reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills over the last several years. Hologic Costa Rica is also pursuing “zero waste status” as defined by the Zero Waste International Alliance by the end of the company’s fiscal 2025.

Hologic’s San Diego campus recently embarked on a recycling program of its own. To ensure we are measuring success, Hologic is partnering with Waste Management in the U.S., a leader in waste sustainability, to analyze the effectiveness of the site’s efforts to divert waste from landfills to recycling centers.

Finally, in San Diego we will also be eliminating personal desk bins, replacing them with waste collection sites to help with the segregation of waste between recycling, landfill and compost.

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

For Scope 1 stationary combustion sources (i.e., natural gas, diesel and liquified petroleum gas), Hologic’s plan currently calls for decarbonization audits at our highest-emitting sites, followed by potential investments in energy efficiency and electrification efforts.

For Scope 2 electricity, Hologic’s plan calls to continue investing heavily in on-site solar at sites in Newark, San Diego, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom (U.K.). We will also explore off-site renewables like virtual power purchase agreements in the U.S. to meet existing demand, business growth and electrification of Scope 1.

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

As part of Hologic’s efforts to increase renewable energy at owned sites, we are starting a project to add on-site solar energy at our San Diego campus. Scheduled to launch in fiscal 2024, we plan to add rooftop, carport and ground-mounted solar arrays across the headquarters of Hologic’s domestic Diagnostics division.

The goal is to reduce Hologic San Diego’s total energy consumption while generating measurable ROI. For example:

  • We estimate that over a 25-year period, these solar panels will save approximately 150,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
  • We also forecast that the investment in solar will generate positive financial returns over its lifetime.
  • Our San Diego facilities team continues to explore further energy-saving programs, such as battery storage units, which help conserve power for use during off-peak hours.

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

Hologic is dedicated to increasing its mix of renewable electricity. While our renewable electricity footprint is led today by our Costa Rica site, we have plans to add other locations, including the Newark Innovation Center in Delaware, USA. Through our forthcoming on-site solar initiatives, we aim to reduce the stress on electricity grids in these locations.

Additional Environmental Data

We are pleased to disclose data pertaining to electricity, waste and water consumption — metrics that we track internally to measure our environmental footprint.

In fiscal 2023, we implemented Benchmark ESG® software for sustainability data collection. This allows us to forecast progress toward our targets more accurately through the use of interactive reports and dashboards.

The table shown is based on data available and quantifiable through the end of our fiscal 2023. This data has been normalized to exclude sites that have been closed prior to the start of our fiscal 2023.

    † 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 (e.g., 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.
    The Environmental Goals, Emissions Summary Chart and Environmental Data table presented above are for Operational Sites from 2019 to 2021. Operational Sites are defined as those where Hologic has a manufacturing presence and/or the ability to manage utilities. Starting in fiscal 2023, we have been able to estimate emissions data for sites outside our Operational Sites. This does not include estimates for waste and water consumption. Data includes estimates where necessary.