Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Eppendorf

Thanks to longterm social commitment and economically and ecologically optimized production and work environments, sustainability plays a key role in all areas of Eppendorf. We aim at continuously minimizing the negative impacts of our business and our products on the environment. Our mission is to improve the living conditions of people who are always at the center of all our efforts – and have been since the foundation of our company in 1945.

The same is true for our social commitment: We have been committed to the promotion of talents in the field of research for quite a while now. Because it is them who set the course for future scientific accomplishments.

Thus, the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators, endowed with a prize money of 20,000 euros, is awarded annually since 1995 to young scientists in Europe. The price acknowledges outstanding contributions and novel analytical concepts in the field of biomedical research based on methods of molecular biology. The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is, too, a research award that is annually awarded on an international level. Endowed with a price money of 25,000 U.S. dollars it promotes young researcher aged up to 35 years who made outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
Furthermore, we support initiatives and projects at our local sites.

The CSR Guidelines of Eppendorf India

Eppendorf India views its corporate responsibility toward society not only in terms of paying taxes and creating or maintaining jobs. Rather, we are convinced that we can make an important contribution to society  through corporate social responsibility activities. We have chosen the following two areas to focus in the next few years.

1. Promoting gender equality and empowering women
2. Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the central government

We sincerely hope to continue contributing to society with our CSR activities.

CSR for 2023-2024

Eppendorf India had contributed Rs. 12.63 Lakhs in 2022-2023 towards construction of one class room in the new Mid City Silver Jubilee Block at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Moggapair (East), Chennai. This contribution is part of the 15 classrooms and a toilet block project carried out by Rotary Club of Chennai Mid city as a part of “Empowering the Girl Child”. The class room along with the new building was inaugurated and handed over to the school management on November 8, 2023.

CSR for 2021-22

As part of our CSR we have supported Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram, Chennai in setting up a 20 bed COVID facility. We were very happy to see that the facility is already put in to use. We hope that the facility would be very useful for the needy. As per our company motto, we are “In Touch with Life”!

CSR for 2021-22

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we are donating few freezers for COVID vaccine storage in India. We have identified municipal corporation centres closer to our office locations for this donation. In this regard , we have donated a 410-liter Ultra Low Temperature Deep Freezer (-86 °C) each to Naidu Hospital in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Maharashtra and Arogya Bhavan, Ahmedabad Municipality, Gujarat. Eppendorf team has installed and handed over the freezers.

“Eppendorf contributes to improving human living conditions” is our Mission. In line with this, we are very glad to donate the freezers!

Dr Sudhir Patsute (wearing white checked shirt in the picture) Medical Superintendent, Naidu Hospital.
DS Nevgi, West Zone Director of Eppendorf India along with our colleagues seen in the pictures.
Ahmedabad team handing over the freezer to the Dr Divyang Oza, superintendent of Vaccination, AMC- Ahmedabad.

CSR for 2019-20

As committed in 2018, we support Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER, Pune) for a period of three years to hold a Molecular Biology training outreach program for school and undergraduate students.
During the period of 2019-20, the project team conducted 15 school workshops and 12 college workshops. A total of 243 students have been trained in these workshops of which 100 were out station participants.

For a period of three years a Molecular Biology training outreach program was hold for school and undergraduate students.
During the period of 2019-20 a total of 243 students have been trained.

CSR for 2018-19

As part of CSR activity, Eppendorf is contributing to “Exciting Science Group” of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER , Pune) in 2018-19 as well as for next 3 years. Exciting Science Group is aiming to share the excitement of Science and Technology with school students. Their work includes the "Molecular Biology for Beginners" (MBB) series of workshops which are 1-day long hands-on events aiming to introduce basic mol bio practicals to school students (Class IX-XII) and people with no prior exposure to the subject. Apart from cash contribution, Eppendorf also donated several instruments for practical training. We strongly hope that our contribution will attract school students and excite them on Science and Technology in general and Molecular Biology in specific. Pictures from the first workshop of MBB.

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CSR for 2016-17

Eppendorf India had contributed Rs. 11.41 Lakhs towards construction of Athletic Track at Government Girls High School, Moggapair (East), Chennai. The project was carried out along with Rotary Chennai midcity as a part of “empowering Girl Child”. The Athletic Track was dedicated to the school on 25th September 2017.

CSR for 2015-16

To support early stage incubation of high risk technologies with considerable potential for socioeconomic impact.

For the year 2015-16, Eppendorf India CSR contribution was made towards Technology incubation via proof-of-concept support (Venture Center-Eppendorf Technology Incubation Support). Amount contributed is Rs 14.5 Lakhs.

The activities will be carried out by Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center or EDC).

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center or EDC) is a technology business incubator hosted by the CSIR‐National Chemical laboratory, Pune that specializes in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences and engineering.

EDC is an approved incubator of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST‐NSTEDB). EDC hosts a BIRAC (Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) supported BioIncubator. The EDC aims to empower scientists and engineers to pursue new technology solutions for the most pressing problems of society.

CSR webpage of EDC

CSR for 2014-15

For the year 2014-15, Eppendorf India CSR contribution was made towards construction of basketball court at Government Girls High School, Moggapair, Chennai. Total CSR contribution for the same was Rs 11.9 Lakhs. The Basketball court was dedicated to the school on 10th June 2015. The project was carried out as a part of “empowering Girl Child” by Rotary Chennai midcity.