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 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.


CSR for 2015-16


Objective:
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

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CSR Activity 2014-15
CSR Activity 2014-15