Our DEIB Commitment

We are dedicated to creating a fully Inclusive culture of Belonging that celebrates Diversity and creates Equitable opportunities for all to learn and grow.

Our DEIB Commitment | Avantor

What that means to us as an organization:

Fully Inclusive

Whoever you are, wherever you work, whatever you do at Avantor, you are welcome to show up as your whole self. We actively work to foster a sense of belonging, ensuring all our associates feel valued, seen, and included.

Celebrating Diversity

Everyone is unique and has a story to tell. We want to hear it and learn from it. Our definition of diversity recognizes the individual identities, cultures, experiences, and perspectives we ALL have to offer.

Equitable Opportunities

Opportunity begins with awareness and access. We’re building new resources to support our associates’ personal and professional growth. And, we actively work to identify and remove barriers to ensure equity.

Building Belonging
The outcome of all our efforts and intentions in DEIB create a workplace where everyone feels welcomed and knows they belong and are able to contribute.

What that means to our associates:

Every day, across the globe our team is investing in building community, educating through personal stories and shared experiences, and examining our processes and policies to ensure inclusivity and equity.

Avantor associates bring our DEIB commitment to life:

Engaging Employee Resource Groups

Our Associate Centric Teams (ACTs) are Employee Resource Groups that create safe spaces for associates to share, learn, and grow. Our ACTs are open to all, whether you identify with the community represented or not. Our ACT members are called allies and they together with our ACT leadership are making a positive difference every day at Avantor.

Current ACTs include:

  • GBACT (Global Black ACT)
  • Women in Business
  • PRIDE Network (LGBTQIA+)
  • Diverse Abilities
  • VETS ACT (veterans)
  • New Professionals
  • ALMA (Avantor Latinos Moving Ahead)
  • AIM (Asia, India, Middle Eastern)

Avantor’s DEIB Strategic Pillars:

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With a focus on learning in community, we build a culture of belonging through open discussion and training on fundamental topics of inclusion. We learn best through hearing people’s stories and understanding lived experiences different than our own. We offer opportunities to share in safe spaces each month through our DEIB Office and our ACTs as well as on-demand trainings and tool kits for all associates.

Talent & Development
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With a focus on diverse representation in leadership, we support programs for career acceleration and advancement for internal talent. And, we partner with diverse recruitment firms to ensure we reach the broadest availability of highly qualified candidates for open roles. We train to identify and interrupt bias and provide growth opportunities for all.

Community & Giving
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Working together with the Avantor Foundation and our ACTs, we give back to the communities where we live and work with a focus on marginalized and under served populations. Our associates give their time, passions, and talents to create goodness.

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The world is ever changing and to ensure lasting equity with evolution, we regularly review our processes and policies to ensure inclusion and keep pace with best practice.

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Equitable access to information for all is our imperative. We’re building innovative and inclusive channels for multiple languages, abilities, and technologies. We constantly gather feedback from our associates and incorporate their sentiments into our strategy.


Supplier Diversity

In 2024, the DEIB Office added oversight for the Supplier Diversity program at Avantor. This partnership highlights the connectivity of sustainable solutions for our customers and the opportunity to make direct economic impact in underserved communities.

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Recent DEIB Accomplishments


In April, Michael Stubblefield signed the Disability: IN CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion, committing to fostering an inclusive workplace and benchmarking efforts with the Disability Equality Index. Michael shared these words on the commitment:

“At Avantor, we envision a world without boundaries for our associates. We’re creating an inclusive, accessible and equitable workplace for our colleagues with diverse abilities so they can thrive and contribute to the fullest. I signed the Disability:IN CEO letter to underscore our commitment to these talented team members and to encourage other business leaders to prioritize policies and programs that enable all employees to bring their full selves to work.” 


Read more about the steps Avantor has taken to advance corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.


Avantor’s DEIB Leader Noel France highlights our DEIB accomplishments for 2023.

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