Environmental Sustainability

Cepheid is committed to reducing the indirect and direct impact of our business operations and products on the environment. This is demonstrated by:

  • Investment in environmental programs that have significantly improved recycling diversion and reduced energy consumption.
  • Excellent environmental regulatory compliance programs for all global locations.
  • Minimization of hazardous waste and diversion to fuel-blending.
  • Strict control of air and water emissions.
  • Achieving multiple environmental excellence recognition awards

Environmental Recognition

 

Environmental Performance Data for 2012

  • Cepheid recycled 75% of all USA non-hazardous waste
  • Global hazardous waste generation: 453 lbs./million $ sales
  • Global energy consumption:
    • Electrical: 28.3 kWh/million $ sales
    • Natural gas: 465 Therms/million $ sales

Hazardous Waste Diversion

In 2013 Cepheid re-directed  > 90% of the hazardous waste generated in the USA to be used as a secondary fuel source at fuel blending energy recovery operations to replace coal and natural gas. This is a safe and effective method of recovering the energy value of the waste and helps conserve our finite natural resources.

Environmental Goals

Cepheid has established several environmental goals:

  • Maintain Certified Green Business status in Sunnyvale CA
  • Maintain global facilities’ environmental regulatory compliance programs
  • Recycle > 75% of all California non-hazardous waste materials
  • Divert > 90% of all USA hazardous waste to fuel-blending energy recovery

Cepheid plans to pursue additional opportunities to further reduce hazardous waste, increase percentage of recycling diversion, and decrease energy consumption for all global operations.