Our Progress

Section & Indicator¹ Units 20083 2009 2010 2011 2012
Company Profile2
Non-GAAP revenue $M 3,145 3,303 3,595 3,741 3,799
Effective tax rate % -- 28.5 26.7 27.3 27.6
Non-GAAP LIFE net income $M -- 551 677 689 714
Non-GAAP EPS $ -- 3.04 3.55 3.71 3.98
Free cash flow $M -- 534 614 710 662
Facilities # of 82 82 86 86 89
Countries # of 110 160 160 160 180
Board of Directors
Total board size # of 13 13 12 12 12
Independent directors # of 12 12 11 11 11
Women on the Board % 7.7 7.7 8.3 8.3 8.3
Average age of Board members Years 63 64 65 64 65
Average compensation of Board members $M 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Anti-corruption
Organizational risk assessments % -- -- 100 100 100
Anti-corruption training % 100 98 99 98 99
Human rights
Child labor operational risks # of 0 0 0 0 0
Forced labor operational risks # of 0 0 0 0 0
Supplier Diversity4
Small business $M 186.4 271.4 309.5 216.9 232.7
Minority-owned business $M -- 19.2 16.9 19.7 101.4
Woman-owned business $M 15.7 21.2 22.8 28.5 19.4
Veteran-owned business $M 5.8 11.5 7.1 4.0 4.4
Service disabled veteran-owned business $M 2.6 2.2 2.3 0.4 0.8
HUBZone $M 2.4 2.1 2.1 0.3 1.1
CO2 Emissions6
Total emissions (scope 1 & 2) Tons CO2e 98,219 95,177 97,519 99,039 94,522
Normalized by sales Tons CO2e/$M 31 30 28 26 25
Energy Usage
Total direct non-renewable energy sources7 GJoules 316,360 296,107 308,702 276,423 284,489
Natural gas GJoules 315,787 295,639 308,125 276,423 284,489
Fuel distilled from crude GJoules 573 469 577 0 0
Total direct renewable energy sources GJoules 0 0 0 0 0
Total indirect non-renewable energy sources GJoules 447,260 435,832 438,080 451,285 433,097
Electricity GJoules 447,260 435,832 438,080 451,285 433,097
Total indirect renewable energy sources GJoules 0 0 0 0 0
Total energy usage GJoules 763,620 731,940 746,782 727,708 717,585
Normalized by sales GJoules/$M 242 228 217 193 187
Purchased electricity mix            
Coal % -- 24 26 27 25
Oil % -- 2 2 2 2
Gas % -- 35 34 34 34
Nuclear % -- 18 18 18 19
Renewable % -- 20 19 18 20
Other % -- 1 1 1 0
Water Usage
Total water usage m3 796,106 658,042 648,666 545,968 463,773
Municipal water m3 796,106 658,042 648,666 545,968 463,773
Normalized by sales m3/$M 252 205 188 145 121
Waste Generation
Hazardous waste kg 1,632,683 1,590,820 1,225,851 1,152,180 1,719,617
Normalized by sales kg/$M 517 496 356 305 450
AMER kg/$M 216 372 285 246 304
EMEA kg/$M 52 27 31 39 93
APAC kg/$M 249 97 41 20 53
Hazardous waste by type            
Chemical % 86 81 76 85 91
Biological % 12 15 21 10 7
Radioactive % 0 0 0 0 0
Universal or Industrial % 2 4 3 5 2
Nonhazardous waste kg 3,522,936 3,489,729 2,295,979 1,500,909 1,518,290
Normalized by sales kg/$M 1,115 1,088 667 398 397
AMER kg/$M 518 623 524 351 285
EMEA kg/$M 161 126 111 43 109
APAC kg/$M 436 338 32 4 3
Recycling kg 1,051,711 1,278,838 1,341,830 1,142,720 1,583,256
Normalized by sales kg/$M 333 399 390 303 414
AMER kg/$M 125 349 370 262 358
EMEA kg/$M 106 14 17 38 47
APAC kg/$M 102 36 2 3 9
Health & Safety
Recordable injuries Rate 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.4
DART Rate 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2
Fatalities # of 0 0 0 0 0
Safety committee membership (employees) % -- 5.4 5.4 8.0 8.9
Significant spills # of 0 0 0 0 0
Product Regulation
Regulatory and voluntary code incidents # of 0 0 0 0 0
Labeling non-compliance incidents # of 0 0 0 0 0
Product Transformation
Dangerous goods (green chemistry application) % Change -- -15 -14 168  
Philanthropy
Foundation grants $M 0.50 5.54 3.89 1.15 1.17
Cash donations $M 0.21 0.49 0.29 2.25 0.3
Product/in-kind donations $M 0.02 0.04 0.35 0.22 1.5
Employee Volunteerism
Company events # of -- -- 532 765 724
Employee hours # of -- -- 37,249 40,528 33,880
Participation rate % -- -- 38 49 33
Community impact value $M -- -- 1.7 1.9 0.7
Investment
Investment in sustainability $M -- 1.71 1.77 1.75 2.02
Patents filed # of -- -- 113 144 85
R&D interns # of -- 32 33 33 12

NOTE: Data not previously tracked in this manner is denoted by a dash [--].

1Unless stated otherwise, the data have an estimated coverage of 95%.

2These numbers are "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined by the SEC. The GAAP measures which are most directly comparable to these measures, as well as a reconciliation of these measures with the most directly comparable GAAP measures, can be found on the Investor Relations portion of the company's website at www.lifetechnologies.com

3The year ended December 21, 2008, provides an "as if" Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems were combined for the year beginning January 1, 2008.

4US only.

5Minority ethnic groups include: Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more races.

6Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been accounted for and reported as CO2 in accordance with the World Resources Institute (WRI) GHG Protocol.

7Natural gas and heating oil consumption used in direct-fired fuel-burning equipment at our locations, and electricity consumption from our operations.

8Acquisition in 2011 increased our DG product count by 22%. Without the acquisition we would have achieved a 6% reduction in DG products.

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