Enriching our culture

Avantor recruits and retains people who share an enthusiasm for innovation, safety, excellence and achievement. Together, our associates foster a culture of collaboration and respect.

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S)

We are dedicated to the safety of our communities, our colleagues and the environment.

Our approach involves EH&S professionals and process engineers who identify risks and implement solutions to prevent accidents or environmental impacts before they occur. A robust auditing program is in place at every facility to ensure that we measure performance and drive continuous improvement.

Core EH&S areas of focus:

  • Protect our people, facilities and the environment
  • Compliance with regulatory and international requirements, including: ISO 14001, SEVESO, OSHA, EPA, DOT and more
  • Monitor regulatory agencies for changing requirements
  • Partner with operational leaders to meet EH&S requirements
  • Ensure effective communication

Developing our talent

Avantor gives every associate the support they need to own their career and personal development. This culture of opportunity starts with leaders who encourage new ideas and empower change and growth. And opportunity happens because of associates who challenge themselves to do their best. The result? By trying new things, we achieve breakthroughs that support customers and have a profound, positive impact on people’s lives.

Achieving diversity and inclusion

We are committed to driving positive change within our organization. At Avantor, there is no place for racism, prejudice or hatred. We are addressing this multi-faceted issue holistically, in order to better engage all associates and diverse communities across the Company. Like many companies, we are on a journey to build an inclusive culture where all feel valued and respected.

As we listen to associate insights, we’re committed to creating better opportunities and a more nurturing culture for every associate. In addition, Avantor is launching Associate-Centric Teams (ACTs). ACTs are employee resource groups that bring associates together and foster inclusion based on common interests, backgrounds and characteristics.

Our objective is simple: we will work every day to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture where every associate can thrive and grow.

Staying well

Avantor invests in the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our associates. Our wellness programs, like Avantor in Motion, support healthy lifestyles through team building, camaraderie—and fun. Other programs support short- and long-term financial planning.  All of these initiatives are focused on helping associates be happy, healthy and successful.

Celebrating associates who make an IMPACT

How do we know we’re living our values every day? One way is through our global recognition program, IMPACT. IMPACT allows team members to recognize one another for their contributions in helping our business set science in motion to create a better world. Fun fact: In 2019, 74% of associates received at least one recognition moment through IMPACT.

Avantor® is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. The company operates in more than 30 countries and delivers an extensive portfolio of products and services. As our channel brand, VWR offers an integrated, seamless purchasing experience that is optimized for the way our customers do business. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.