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

**People leaders with positions at director level and above

COVID-19 measures

Our COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor guidance from the Federal government, the State of California, San Mateo county, and CalOSHA. They also regularly reassess the safety measures put in place to ensure employee safety. 96% of our employees have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Rare disease awareness

In 2021, we hosted online seminars and presented at conferences to increase awareness of rare diseases at the global level. Locally, our employees participated in awareness run/walk events to fundraise for Fabry disease and HCU.

Future Protein Engineers

To encourage students to explore the science field more extensively, we worked with several middle and high school teachers to add enzyme engineering to their science curriculum. With their support, the spring and fall contests of this hybrid education program sparked innovation and creativity in 2021.

Mentorship program

Many of our employees volunteered in a local high school’s mentoring program. The mentoring program pairs students with professionals to discuss both academic and career goals for a future in research, engineering, programming, and business development in biotechnology. Carlmont High School Biotechnology Institute Program


Governance information and materials

There are many steps to a healthier future.

Join us on our journey.