Code of ethics and conduct

As the trusted global partner to customers and suppliers in the life sciences and advanced technology industries, ethical business practices are critical to our success and that of our suppliers.

Our core values guide our business actions and decisions, while our Code of Ethics and Conduct provides the foundation on which we build trust with all our stakeholders. Policies and expectations on several topics, including but not limited to conflicts of interest, compliance with laws, use of company assets, and our general business practices can be viewed within the Code of Ethics and Conduct.

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Ethics Helpline

As part of our ongoing commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards, we engage an independent service provider to operate our Ethics Helpline so concerns can be reported 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This helpline is proactively provided to Avantor’s employees and available in the local language of each region in which we operate.

All reports are received by Avantor’s internal Legal team, which are then shared with representatives from Human Resources and Internal Audit, respectively. Matters are assigned for investigation or other disposition as appropriate. Helpline reports and dispositions are reviewed not less than quarterly by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Substantiated allegations and other significant matters may be escalated immediately to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

For 36 countries within our Ethics Helpline reporting system, and during the time period of January 2020 to June 2020, Avantor logged 20 new reports, 18 reports were resolved, and 4 remain in process.

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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world.