At Lygos, we are deeply concerned about climate change and the many environmental harms caused by traditional industrial and agricultural processes. We want our business to go beyond the practices of business as usual. That’s why we’re committed to harnessing scientific innovation to develop sustainable production methods for the chemical compounds that enable our everyday lives.

As we seek to take better care of our environment, we need to ensure we are taking better care of people as well. The truth is that throughout history many underrepresented communities have been repeatedly left out of the decision-making processes in industry and science. We don’t want this history of exclusion to repeat itself at Lygos. That’s why we’re undertaking a conscious effort to include and empower traditionally underrepresented groups in our quest to make our performance ingredients more sustainable and more beneficial to all. It’s important for the biotech and chemical industries to seriously commit to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Systemic Problems Call for Purposeful Solutions

We want every member of our team to feel welcomed, valued, and empowered. Increasing company diversity, cultivating an inclusive culture, and ensuring equity amongst our team members is an endeavor that we’re tackling through multiple approaches.

Hiring

We’re standardizing our hiring process and systematically removing biases to ensure fair consideration of all candidates.

Career Advancement

We’re developing a direct career-ladder pipeline with managerial mentorship to ensure each team member gets the growth opportunities they deserve.

Public impact

We’re doing our part to make science more accessible by donating laboratory equipment to our local community college.

We strive to actively contribute to the wellbeing of our community and environment by participating in public service activities.