People & Culture

We empower people to help create a better world

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Associate listening sessions hosted by executive leaders


More than 12,000 strong, our associates reflect the communities where we live and work and the customers we serve and possess a diverse range of viewpoints and experiences that help us achieve our mission of setting science in motion to create a better world.

These collective talents and perspectives drive the good we create in the world. That’s why we’re focused on building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, developing and retaining talent and empowering our associates to create lasting impact.


  • Increase management diversity: Increase representation of women and ethnic/racial minorities serving in management and leadership roles.
  • Achieve top health & safety performance within the industry. Reduce incident rate 25% by 2025.

Driving consistent business excellence

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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Enriching our culture

Guided by our values, we are fostering a culture that welcomes and celebrates all people, with varying perspectives, experiences and interests – from our Board members to our associates.

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Our employee resource groups' role in Avantor's inclusive workplace journey

We marked an important milestone by launching our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to build connections and growth opportunities for our associates. Known as Associate-Centric Teams (ACTs), these groups focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and are open to all associates and foster inclusion based on common interests, backgrounds and characteristics.

We are planning for additional ACTs.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

President and CEO Michael Stubblefield joins CEO Action Coalition

Michael Stubblefield, Avantor President and CEO, joined more than 1,100 global CEOs, Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and CHROs in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to act on supporting a more inclusive workplace.

Mr. Stubblefield joined fellow leaders to make bolder commitments and investments in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) as well as pushing the boundaries on transformational leadership, collaboration and accountability. Avantor’s participation in CEO Action emphasizes the belief that both corporate action and individual commitment are required to make structural lasting societal change.

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.