Environmental, social and governance

Our approach to ESG

We focus on the ESG topics which matter most to our continued commercial success and ability to drive shareholder value, as well as key stakeholder relationships and how we fulfil our role in wider society.

We address these topics through the framework of Purpose, People, Planet and Products.

Read more in our latest report

Our ESG key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Our employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS)
  • Women within the LGC Leadership Team
  • Renewable electricity used at our sites
  • Carbon net zero by 2050
  • Cardboard packaging from certified sustainable sources
  • Suppliers which meet our key ESG criteria

Our purpose

Every day, our people, tools, solutions and science make the world safer. From new ways to diagnose disease, to measurements which enable new treatment pathways, from helping farmers grow crops more sustainably, to ensuring the food on our plate is safe to eat.

Our purpose, Science for a Safer World, has never been more critical and is central to all we do.

Our people

We have almost 4,000 colleagues across the world. Our ability to attract, engage and develop talented people is essential to our continued success. Our goal is to create a sustainably great place to work for all our colleagues.

How we making LGC a great place to work

Our corporate charity

Our products

Our products and services are valued by our customers for their performance, quality and range. We recognise our products and services are also important in enabling our customers to meet their own sustainability goals and lower their environmental impacts.


Our planet

Our products and services are helping to diagnose illnesses, develop new medicines and ensure food is safe to eat. However, we recognise that we need to reduce the environmental impact of our products and services across their lifecycle.

Responsible business

A commitment to high ethical standards has been at the heart of LGC since our inception in 1842. We expect our colleagues and business partners to do the right thing.

See also our key compliance & quality policies

See our Annual Reports

Our latest report 

Ecovadis Gold 2023