Case Study: Incyte Makes a Local Impact
Maria Travaille
Maria Travaille
7 October, 2022 min read

Incyte is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to operating in a way that minimizes environmental impact with a focus on supporting local communities. Its key environmental target is
to be operationally carbon neutral by 2025 through a combination of absolute carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) reductions and carbon offsets.

Incyte partnered with NCX to offset 2021 emissions, supporting landowners to grow older, more carbon rich forests and improve wildlife habitat.

Infographic showing Incyte expected climate impact equivalent to vehicles off the road, tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled, and number of incandescent lightbulbs switched to LEDs
* Read more in the Incyte 2020 Global Responsibility Report

Sustainability at Incyte

As a global corporation, Incyte has roots around the world. Their carbon neutrality target for 2025
includes global Scopes 1 and 2 emissions. In 2021, Incyte also set the following sustainability goals:

  • Receive Green Globes Certification for its newly constructed building, part of its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware

  • Report under the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework by 2023

  • Complete transition to hybrid and electric vehicles for its field fleet by 2025

Whether expanding their global headquarters in Delaware or in their locations around the world,
Incyte recognizes and prioritizes the importance of leaving a positive impact on the environment and
its surrounding communities.

For example, approximately 160 trees had to be removed to expand its global headquarters, but over 400 new trees were planted once construction was completed, more than doubling the original number of trees on-site.

Driving change with innovation

After expanding its headquarters and reforesting that land, Incyte sought to find a carbon offset solution that could positively influence nature and communities beyond their property lines.

The investment Incyte made in the NCX carbon marketplace connected the company to landowners, habitats, and communities across Pennsylvania and Delaware. This enabled Incyte to support landowners, strengthen treasured forests in and around Delaware, and reinvest in their communities.

“Incyte is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment through our work with local landowners.

Partnering with NCX allows us to invest in our community and support our carbon neutral goals by targeting carbon credits in the Mid-Atlantic region, and specifically in our home state of Delaware.”

Hervé Hoppenot, CEO, Incyte

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about the author

Maria Travaille

Maria Travaille

Carbon Account Manager
Maria is the Carbon Account Manager on the Business Development team at NCX, focused on advocating for and working with NCX carbon buyers in our forest carbon marketplace. Maria earned her MSc degree in environmental policy and regulation from the London School of Economics. While at LSE, she worked at the Grantham Research Institute for their climate adaptation and resilience team. Prior to joining NCX, Maria worked in management consulting with clients in the digital marketing and market research space.