Responsible Supplier Program

Our supply chain is both complex and wide reaching. We have a responsibility to ensure this supply chain not only delivers for our customers, but also operates in a manner that is effective in protecting the environment and strengthening communities.

The Responsible Supplier Program is our approach to embed sustainability practices throughout our supply chain and ensure Avantor’s suppliers are well positioned to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. The Responsible Supplier Program has three activation pillars:

Performance pillar:

  • Identify our priority sustainability topics and indicators and those suppliers likely to have the largest impact across our priority sustainability topics
  • Monitor suppliers’ progress against our priority sustainability topics
  • Identify gaps in performance and address these

Collaboration pillar:

  • Collaborate on a one-to-one basis with our suppliers to improve performance gaps and progress mutually beneficial sustainability opportunities
  • Form collaboration groups with our supplier partners to address macro-level sustainability concerns and opportunities in the supply chain
  • Proactively provide sustainability solutions resulting from collaboration efforts to our supplier base to accelerate sustainability progress

Recognition pillar:

  • Incentivize our suppliers to adopt sustainable behaviors and practices
  • Recognize those suppliers who accelerate our priority sustainability topics and engage on sustainability with an open-source mindset
  • Publicly reward those suppliers who perform and collaborate well on sustainability

View our responsible supply chain statements:

Supplier Code of Conduct

Sustainability Performance Monitoring Practices for the Supply Chain

Environmental Sustainability Statement for Avantor Supply Chain

Ethics Helplines for Suppliers

Deforestation-Free Statement

Responsible Packaging Statement

Human Rights Statement for Avantor Supply Chain

Conflict Minerals Statement

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.