Governance & Integrity

Doing good as one

Diverse suppliers

1,288

Customer spend rate on diverse suppliers ¹

11.4%

ISO 9001 manufacturing facilities

26

ISO 9001 distribution facilities

60

By acting with integrity at all times, our associates are empowered to deliver the highest level of service, quality and safety for all of our stakeholders – making it possible to create a better world, together.

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 who committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as to our high standards for quality, service and business integrity.

Pillar goal

  • Launch Avantor Responsible Supplier Program

Our success is sustained by the trust we have earned from our associates, customers, suppliers, distributors, business partners, investors and other stakeholders. Part of their confidence in us stems from our commitment to good corporate governance. The framework for our governance practices is shaped by our Certificate of Incorporation, our Bylaws and our Corporate Governance Guidelines, which outline the operating principles of our Board of Directors and its committees.

Led by our independent Chairman, Mr. Jonathan Peacock, our Board possesses a rich mix of perspectives and experience which benefits all shareholders by promoting effective oversight of our strategy and operations.

The Nominating & Governance Committee has primary oversight for sustainability and corporate responsibility matters, including ESG, and reports regularly on such matters to the full Board.

Compliance & 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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Supplier diversity

We are proud to work with suppliers who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Code of ethics and conduct

Our core values guide our business actions and decisions, while our Code of Ethics and Conduct provides the foundation upon which we build trust with all our stakeholders. 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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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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1 North America spend only in 2021.

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 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.