GreenLight Biosciences Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report
BOSTON, April 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenLight Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRNA), a public benefit corporation striving to deliver on the full potential of RNA to address some of the world’s toughest problems in human health and agriculture, today released its inaugural Sustainability Report.
The report contains the company's sustainability roadmap and includes sustainability updates on its business areas—from developing new tools for farmers that are designed to be targeted, effective, and environmentally responsible to vaccine candidates and potential therapies to improve global health outcomes. The report highlights seven agriculture products that could reach the market by 2026, subject to applicable regulatory approvals, and three drug development candidates in the human health portfolio.
“At GreenLight, we believe RNA can play a crucial role in protecting people, plants, and our planet,” said CEO Andrey Zarur, “and we are committed more than ever to advancing innovation for a sustainable future.”
As a public benefit corporation, GreenLight is sharing its business strategy and how it can impact food security, biodiversity, health, and climate in its 2022 Sustainability Report. “We believe our products in development could be a change of paradigm in crop protection, where better food productivity is possible while respecting the environment,” said Marta Ortega-Valle, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer. “We are on a mission to apply our RNA platform and capabilities to develop cost-effective products for diseases prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, foster partnerships that improve pandemic response and enhance global vaccine accessibility.”
GreenLight is collecting, reporting, and disclosing sustainability data in accordance with international standards. “We have begun tracking key performance indicators that relate to our public-benefit charter and align with our mission to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are structured and governed to focus not only on our shareholders, but also on our community, employees, partners, and society,” she said.
GreenLight will regularly assess the quality of its sustainability data, focusing on continuous improvements and meeting the expectations of its stakeholders.
About GreenLight Biosciences
Founded in 2008, GreenLight aims to address some of the world’s biggest problems by delivering on the full potential of RNA for human health and agriculture. In human health, this includes messenger RNA vaccines and therapeutics. In agriculture, this includes RNA to protect honeybees and a range of crops. The company’s breakthrough cell-free RNA platform, which is protected by numerous patents, allows for cost-effective production of RNA. GreenLight’s human health product candidates are in the pre-clinical stage, and its product candidates for the agriculture market are in the early stages of development or in regulatory review. GreenLight is a public benefit corporation that trades under the ticker GRNA on Nasdaq. For more information, including our latest investor presentation and other materials, please visit https://www.greenlightbiosciences.com/.
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Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including those relating to the success, cost and timing of our research and development activities in our plant and human health programs, the acceptance of RNA-based technologies by regulators and the public, the success, cost and timing of our clinical trials, including estimates regarding when patients will be enrolled, when data will be reported for our ongoing clinical trials and timing to commence future clinical trials, our projected cash runway and our ability to obtain funding for our operations when needed. Forward-looking statements include statements relating to our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, periodic filings on Form 8-K, and any of our future filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Some of these risks and uncertainties may in the future be amplified by current macroeconomic conditions and there may be additional risks that we consider immaterial, or which are unknown. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. Our forward-looking statements only speak as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. For additional information on GreenLight and potential risks associated with investing, please see our public filings at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/browse/?CIK=1822691&owner=exclude.
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