Environmental Sustainability

CST is taking a holistic approach to the development and operation of its proposed new space to address environment, water, waste, and use of healthier materials.  The proposed new building design demonstrates CST’s continued leadership in environmental sustainability while advancing science.

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CST set a climate goal to achieve net-zero emissions globally by 2029, its 30th anniversary.  The sustainable design of the buildings of CST at the Old Quarry will enhance occupant health, engage the surrounding community, protect ecosystems and biodiversity, and combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  CST will accomplish this through a thoughtful process that will focus on low-impact development, material use, zero net energy, and building electrification.

The company also has an Alternative Transportation Plan that offers financial and other incentives to encourage employees to seek alternative modes (carpooling, biking, walking, and more) for commuting or purchase electric vehicles (EV). The company provides EV charging stations for its employees that are open to the public.  CST was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation for this innovative program, receiving the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Commuter Options.

Starting in 2022, Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is partnering with 1% for the Planet.  This environmental commitment means, regardless of profitability, CST donates 1% of total annual revenue to high-impact nonprofit organizations that align with its core values and help preserve the Earth’s biodiversity, mitigate climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

CST believes strongly in protecting water resources.  The company is dedicated to working with local conservation groups and the Town through its Sawmill Brook Watershed Project to restore and protect Sawmill Brook, a small brook that runs through much of the Town and is central to its watershed system.  In fact, the Sea-run Brook Trout once thrived in the brook.   The Comb family has supported the restoration of the Sea-Run Trout and re-establishing the species in the Sawmill Brook is a life goal of Dr. Comb’s son, Chris Comb.  Soon after leaving college, Chris developed a passion for local anadromous fish and worked with the Sea-Run Trout Coalition and Mass Wildlife to create a sea-run stocking plan for the Parker River Watershed with the support of CST.  Chris and CST remain committed to this worthwhile effort and working with the local community to restore the ecosystem in and around Sawmill Brook.