Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is QIAGEN doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 49

QIAGEN has a DitchCarbon Score of 49 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score suggests that the company’s carbon intensity is relatively high, implying there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. To enhance their sustainability efforts, QIAGEN should focus on strategies to lower their carbon intensity and increase their DitchCarbon Score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

QIAGEN is a company in the services sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

QIAGEN, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s moderate environmental impact from carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 5.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Hilden, QIAGEN operates within the life sciences and diagnostics sectors. The company specializes in providing comprehensive Sample to Insight solutions, including the isolation and processing of DNA, RNA, and proteins, as well as assay technologies and bioinformatics for data interpretation. Serving over 500,000 customers globally, QIAGEN offers its services to diverse fields such as Molecular Diagnostics, Applied Testing, Pharma, and Academia.

Good news, QIAGEN has set science-based climate targets

QIAGEN has established targets to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy, demonstrating the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

QIAGEN should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, which could lead to a 35% reduction in emissions.

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Our methodology

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