Governance & Integrity

Driving ethical and compliant behaviors across our value chain through strong governance practices

Diverse suppliers


Customer spend rate on diverse suppliers ¹


ISO 9001 manufacturing facilities


ISO 9001 distribution facilities


Pillar goal

  • Launch Avantor Responsible Supplier Program

We are proud to act as an honorable corporate citizen around the world, beginning in the communities where our associates live and work. This encompasses conducting business in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations, maintaining a robust Code of Ethics and Conduct and other internal policies, and clearly communicating to associates our high expectations for ethical behavior. Similarly, we strive to work with customers, suppliers and others committed to our high standards for quality, service business integrity, diversity and sustainability.

Compliance and certification

We focus our efforts on conducting business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations. Our compliance policies and certifications help to ensure that our facilities and activities satisfy all applicable regulatory requirements.

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Responsible supplier program

We recognize the interconnected nature of doing business, and our responsibility to our associates, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and the planet on which we depend. Avantor is committed to creating a better world by adopting sustainable business practices across our value chain. We aim to work with suppliers who share this commitment and together work towards making a positive impact on the environment and society. 

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Supplier diversity

We connect small and minority owned businesses with our customers to support these businesses and advance joint supplier diversity and small business engagement objectives.

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Avantor Business System

The Avantor Business System (ABS) drives excellence in people, processes and problem solving. These consistent lean leadership practices empower associates to continuously improve and add value to our operations and customer solutions.

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Policies and statements

We maintain several policies to ensure we meet the highest standards in areas including conflicts of interest, compliance with laws, use of company assets, investigations and corrective actions for violations of company policy and our general business practices.

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1 North America spend only in 2022.

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. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 300,000 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.