Social Responsibility at Codexis

Social Responsibility

Supporting the global workforce and communities we serve

As a socially responsible company, Codexis strives to play a positive role by fostering a culture that promotes employee volunteering to support the communities where we operate. We participate in multiple initiatives throughout the year supporting local charitable organizations, Family Giving Tree, and Second Harvest Food Bank. To promote youth education, Codexis sponsors Future Protein Engineers, an online program encouraging innovation and creativity while having fun learning about science.


Better health for people and the planet

We're committed to making manufacturing more sustainable. Our biocatalysts transform traditional manufacturing, enabling lower energy usage, less material waste, and more environmentally-friendly processes. Since our founding, we have earned three U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards for improving the sustainability of manufacturing blockbuster drugs.

Diversity, equity & inclusion

As a company built on innovation, we know our success depends on our team's diverse opinions and experiences. Women and under-represented minorities occupy over half of our technical roles and one-third of our leadership positions. We strive for equity and inclusion beyond our company, cultivating equality and eliminating unconscious bias with our entire community – employees, partners, industries, and neighbors.


Underrepresented Ethnic Groups*


Women in Technical Roles


Women in Leadership Positions


Women on Board of Directors

*Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, Native American, and two or more races

COVID-19 response

The safety of our employees, our customers, and the local community is our top priority. By implementing the following changes, our COVID-19 Task Force brought Codexis back to nearly full operation by May 2020:

  • Infrastructure modifications, including HVAC fresh air intake
  • Upgraded IT infrastructure to support remote employees
  • Safety measures to prevent transmission

Building rare disease awareness

Rare diseases affect an estimated 30 million Americans – or nearly 1 in 10 people who live in the U.S. We support the rare disease community by lecturing at worldwide conferences and hosting awareness events where patients, clinicians, and advocacy leaders can speak directly with our staff experts.

Nurturing future scientists

With the expansion of virtual learning, we have created educational videos to explain the potential of protein engineering for improving human health and environmental sustainability.

Mentoring program for local students

Many of our employees participate in a mentorship program for students from the Carlmont High School Biotechnology Institute Program in Belmont, CA. The program pairs students with biotechnology professionals to discuss steps toward a career in research, engineering, programming, or business development.


Governance information and materials

There are many steps to a healthier future.

Join us on our journey.