- EVOTEC INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS AT DOROTHY CROWFOOT HODGKIN CAMPUS
- EXPANSION TO FEATURE 125 NEW SCIENTIFIC JOBS
- STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY WILL REDUCE ANNUAL EMISSIONS BY 800 METRIC TONS OF CO2 PER ANNUM
Hamburg, Germany, 03. February 2022:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO) announced today that the Company plans to significantly invest in its site at Milton Park, named Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus, to reduce the CO2 emissions. The project will help to achieve the company’s carbon neutral targets.
At Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus, named in commemoration of the British Nobel Prize winning chemist, Evotec is investing in energy-efficient operating methods. Air source heat pumps will replace traditional gas boilers and electric coolers and a demand-based laboratory ventilation system will be introduced, as well as the installation of low energy lighting and appliances. The Company expects the plans will reduce emissions by approximately 800 metric tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent of over 970,000 worth of smartphone batteries.
Dr Christophe Muller, Global Head of Business Development and Evotec’s Site Head at Milton Park, said: “Our Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus at Milton Park is one of Evotec’s most important and fast-growing fully integrated research and development centres. We’ve expanded our facility presence at the Park by over 40% in the last three years and have in excess of 700 employees across all major scientific disciplines required to research and develop drugs. We’re keen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of what we do and have therefore invested in state-of-the-art heating and air flow technologies into our new developments at Milton Park. This will reduce our CO2 emissions in line with our internal targets as well as making our site a great and inspirational place to work.”
The fit-out of the firm’s premises on the Park is set to be complete in Summer 2022 and will accommodate new state-of-the-art biology laboratories, as well as a conference centre, a range of collaborative workspaces and meeting rooms and a 100-seat restaurant for Evotec employees. To support its continued growth, Evotec will also be creating 125 new scientific jobs.
For further information, please follow this link to the press release from Milton Park.