Governance & Integrity
Doing good as one
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 committed to acting 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 are committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as to our high standards for quality, service and business integrity.
Launch Avantor Responsible Partner Program:
- In 2021, we are enhancing our expectations and engagement surrounding partner responsibility. See page 70 of our Sustainability Report for more information.
Our Board of Directors
At Avantor, corporate governance is anchored in the strength and experience of our Board of Directors. We recognize the need for corporations to lead in developing sound business practices that contribute to sustainability, diversity and social responsibility.
Led by our non-executive Chairman Rajiv Gupta, the Board brings a broad, diverse and independent set of perspectives to overseeing our strategy and risk management processes. As such, the Board, as a whole and through our independent Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, oversees sustainability — and we are collectively committed to upholding these principles as we guide Avantor forward. 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.
We are proud to work with suppliers who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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.