People & Culture

Empowering people to help create a better world

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More than 14,000 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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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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Talent Acquisition and Development

Attracting, retaining and developing talent with a shared passion for discovery enables our mission and advances our Science for Goodness commitment.

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Associate Health, Safety and Well-being

Ensuring workplace safety and a priority on wellness programs designed to serve associates and their families.

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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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1Total associates include entire eligible employee population as of December 31, 2021. This includes employees associated with mergers and acquisitions that occurred during 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 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.