Approach

Reflecting our commitment to humanity, our stakeholders and to environmental, social and governance issues, we focus our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach in four key pillars that are aligned with our business model, strategy and values. Focusing on our pillars of Operational Integrity, Colleagues, Communities and Environment enables us to drive value by providing high quality products for our customers, creating a great place to work for our colleagues, delivering returns for our shareholders, making a difference in our communities and reducing our impact on the environment. Together, our investments in technology, products and people help to ensure sustainable growth and create a positive impact on the world.

Letter from our CEO

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, and with that position comes a great sense of responsibility to the global community. We realize we have the ability to make a significant positive impact on society in many different ways.

First and foremost, we are inspired by our Mission, which is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. This is our purpose, and it motivates our more than 70,000 colleagues around the world to do their best every day. The products and services we provide to our customers help them to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges – like curing disease, protecting the environment and keeping the public safe – and we are passionate about working with them to achieve their goals.

We are committed to serving our customers in ethical and sustainable ways. Not only do we provide innovative solutions that help them meet their sustainability goals, but we’re also reducing our own environmental impact. We’re focused on increasing efficiency and optimizing the resources we use at our facilities by using our Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Business System and investing in energy-reduction projects and technologies.

Additionally, everything we do is grounded in our 4i Values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. We were recognized externally in 2018 with perfect scores on the Corporate Equality Index and Disability Equality Index, as well as a Women’s Choice Award for being a Best Company for Women. I’m also proud that our colleagues consider workplace diversity to be one of our greatest strengths, and we continue to foster a culture where every colleague feels valued and involved in our success. That involvement fuels innovation for our company, supports our growth and ultimately benefits society.

Thermo Fisher has more than 100 employee-led Community Action Councils worldwide, with thousands of our colleagues volunteering their time to help others. Our focused investments to promote STEM education are inspiring the next generation of scientists – 134,000 students around the world benefitted from our efforts.

Being a good corporate citizen is, of course, the right thing to do. But, it also makes good business sense. All of our stakeholders – customers, employees and investors – want to be associated with a company that not only delivers outstanding performance, but does so responsibly to create long-term value. We recognize that we have a fourth stakeholder group – humanity – that makes what we do matter even more.

Organization overview

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. Read more about Thermo Fisher Scientific in our latest Annual Report.

Our values

Thermo Fisher’s 4i Values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement make up our culture and guide our colleagues’ interaction – with our customers, suppliers and partners, and with each other.  These four values are the very foundation of our culture, and are fundamental to our CSR approach.

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Integrity

Honor commitments, communicate openly and demonstrate the highest ethical standards

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Intensity

Be determined to deliver results with speed, excellence and a passion to succeed

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Innovation

Create value by transforming knowledge and ideas into differentiated products and services for our customers

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Involvement

Make connections to work as one global team, embracing unique perspectives and treating others with dignity and respect

Letter from our CEO

marc-casper-approach-headshot

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, and with that position comes a great sense of responsibility to the global community. We realize we have the ability to make a significant positive impact on society in many different ways.

First and foremost, we are inspired by our Mission, which is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. This is our purpose, and it motivates our more than 70,000 colleagues around the world to do their best every day. The products and services we provide to our customers help them to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges – like curing disease, protecting the environment and keeping the public safe – and we are passionate about working with them to achieve their goals.

We are committed to serving our customers in ethical and sustainable ways. Not only do we provide innovative solutions that help them meet their sustainability goals, but we’re also reducing our own environmental impact. We’re focused on increasing efficiency and optimizing the resources we use at our facilities by using our Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Business System and investing in energy-reduction projects and technologies.

Additionally, everything we do is grounded in our 4i Values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. We were recognized externally in 2018 with perfect scores on the Corporate Equality Index and Disability Equality Index, as well as a Women’s Choice Award for being a Best Company for Women. I’m also proud that our colleagues consider workplace diversity to be one of our greatest strengths, and we continue to foster a culture where every colleague feels valued and involved in our success. That involvement fuels innovation for our company, supports our growth and ultimately benefits society.

Thermo Fisher has more than 100 employee-led Community Action Councils worldwide, with thousands of our colleagues volunteering their time to help others. Our focused investments to promote STEM education are inspiring the next generation of scientists – 134,000 students around the world benefitted from our efforts.

Being a good corporate citizen is, of course, the right thing to do. But, it also makes good business sense. All of our stakeholders – customers, employees and investors – want to be associated with a company that not only delivers outstanding performance, but does so responsibly to create long-term value. We recognize that we have a fourth stakeholder group – humanity – that makes what we do matter even more.

Organization overview

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. Read more about Thermo Fisher Scientific in our latest Annual Report.

Our values

Thermo Fisher’s 4i Values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement make up our culture and guide our colleagues’ interaction – with our customers, suppliers and partners, and with each other.  These four values are the very foundation of our culture, and are fundamental to our CSR approach.

crm-grey-icon

Integrity

Honor commitments, communicate openly and demonstrate the highest ethical standards

awake-grey-icon

Intensity

Be determined to deliver results with speed, excellence and a passion to succeed

thinking-grey-icon

Innovation

Create value by transforming knowledge and ideas into differentiated products and services for our customers

sales-hub-grey-icon

Involvement

Make connections to work as one global team, embracing unique perspectives and treating others with dignity and respect

GRI

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) help businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues. Thermo Fisher Scientific considers the GRI Standards in our reporting and disclosures. See our online GRI Index for additional information.  

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UN Global Compact

The United Nations (UN) Global Compact is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. As a member, Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to aligning our strategy, culture and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. 

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