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Environmental, Social & Governance at Natera

Natera’s commitment to ESG aligns with our mission and is an important part of how we care for our people, our communities and our world while we strive to change the management of disease. Learn More

Natera’s 2023 ESG & Social Responsibility Report

Our 2025 Environmental, Social and Governance goals

In April 2022, Natera hosted its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Summit bringing together members of the board, executive leadership and senior business leaders to create Natera’s 2025 ESG goals. We report on the progress of these goals in our annual ESG reports. The 2025 ESG goals have a baseline year of 2021.



  • Reduce non-biohazardous waste footprint per test kit by 25%
  • Achieve 80% non-biohazardous waste diversion for our Austin and San Carlos sites


  • Transition 50% of sales fleet to electric vehicles
  • Achieve My Green Lab Certification at Austin and San Carlos sites

Supply chain

  • Goal met: Collaborate with 25 of Natera’s top 100 critical suppliers to have Scope 1-2 emissions reduction initiatives


Empowering our people

  • Achieve 100% of people managers to complete annual Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) training
  • Perform annual pay equity analysis and adjust as appropriate

Community impact

  • Log 20,000 employee volunteer hours from 2021 to 2025



  • Increase diversity of executive leadership
  • Provide updates on ESG initiatives to Board twice annually

Ready to Change the World


Pursuing Environmental Stewardship

Our Scope 3 waste reductions decrease our environmental impact.

> 500k pounds

of material eliminated from test kits since 2021


Empowering our People & Communities

Our employees contribute to building stronger communities through service.

> 16.7k hours

volunteered by employees since 2021


Supporting our Patients’ Journeys

Our work enables us to be present for some of life’s most important healthcare moments.

>10M tests

performed for our patients since inception

As we move forward, Natera remains dedicated to our mission and core values. We are fortunate to participate in the healthcare journeys of millions of patients and their families, and we will continue to drive positive change on ESG matters to create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Prioritizing Access to Health Care

In 2023, Natera spent more than $320.7 million on research and development. Our research and development activities not only drive the improvement of products to advance patient care, but also support our efforts to achieve insurance coverage and expand access to care.

Investing in our Future

Employee Engagement

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) are important sources of support, networking and learning – and they contribute to the overall culture of Natera. One in three Naterans are involved in our six ERGs.

Leadership Development

Natera prioritizes employee growth and career development, and offers leadership and mentorship programs tailored to support our employees on their career journey. More than 30% of people managers completed development training in 2023.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our millions of patients around the world come from many backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To drive the innovation that improves care for all, that diversity must be reflected among our employees. In 2023, more than 93% of people managers completed diversity training that provided in-depth insight into diversity training fundamentals.

Patient Experience

We are fortunate to participate in the health care journey of millions of patients and their families. In 2023, Natera provided more than 315,000 patient virtual education sessions to guide patients through their health journey.

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