Our definition of social responsibility is inclusive of the opportunities that we discover: where we can influence positive change that improves the lives of the people around us, and the environment in which we exist.

We begin at home, in the vicinity of our headquarters in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas form a vibrant community, energized by the presence of the University of Michigan on our doorstep and a diverse population that brings all walks of life together. Our employee volunteers, Arbor Actioneers, organize a number of initiatives every year to give back to our local community. We roll up our sleeves with local efforts to sustain the beauty of our green spaces in partnering with the Adopt-a-Park program. This is an annual commitment to clean-up days, and we’ve built a vested donation of time to Peninsular Park in Ypsilanti. At the end of the year, our Actioneers join with Volunteers of America Michigan to support our community-wide Adopt a Family program. We help families in need within a 50-mile radius of our location, ensuring they receive a special holiday meal and a selection of gifts on their wish-lists.

With a broader focus, we nurture the life sciences community in which we work.

Daciel Arbor Biosciences enables life-changing research that helps keep the world’s population healthier and safer. Using our technology, our customers create new medicines and help protect the world’s food supply from harmful pathogens and disease. Therefore, it’s a heartfelt area of focus for us to kindle the curiosity of our upcoming generation of STEM students, empowering them to grow to create their own impact. We support educational programs, donate products, and develop content to accelerate learning and inspire the exploration of careers in cutting-edge scientific areas.

  • We partner with BioBuilder, an organization that inspires students to learn—and to love—life sciences. Our support has included the opportunity for our scientific leaders to meet virtually with students, hear about their projects and welcome questions about careers in science.
  • We also provide support for students participating in the annual summer synthetic biology course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and for student teams participating in the annual iGEM competition.

Our global company has the remarkable potential to impact the lives of every person on this planet.

As a part of Daicel Corporation, we are fortunate to work for an incredibly diverse multinational organization with the resources to support not only groundbreaking innovation across a range of industries, but also a robust sustainability program including a responsible care global charter. Daicel’s reach as a global leader is immense, and so is our opportunity to further develop what we’ve built locally.

In our workplace at Daicel Arbor Biosciences, we celebrate our inclusive culture, and our closely-collaborating teams value diversity and equity across the company. Around our facilities, we are diligent in our adherence to high standards for environmental protection, ensuring our manufacturing operations remain in compliance. With an eye on our carbon footprint, we practice onsite energy conservation, encourage green initiatives, and build awareness of our opportunities for more sustainable business decisions.

Daicel Arbor Biosciences corporate social responsibility commitment

As a company—and as an active member of multiple communities—we are privileged to interact with inspiring people on a daily basis, both within and outside our organization, and we are committed to engaging with groups and individuals who align with our vision to make our world a better place. We welcome any request to share more information about our commitment to social responsibility. Please get in touch with any questions for our team.