“Issuing our first sustainability report is a key milestone that reflects Avantor’s unwavering commitment to corporate responsibility and improving the world through science.
I am inspired by our associates across the globe who are passionately delivering for our customers and working to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for all. We made significant progress in 2020 and we are looking forward to accelerating our sustainability efforts.”
President and Chief Executive Officer
Avantor sustainability reports
We're committed to a sustainable future for Avantor and all our stakeholders. As a global industry leader, we have a responsibility to deliver long-term value to our associates, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities.
By taking a holistic approach to our business strategy, we’re ensuring our actions go beyond today’s needs to generate a positive impact on the environment and society in the future. In doing so, we foster a unified and inclusive work environment and strengthen and support our communities. This culture enables us to deliver more sustainable product and service solutions that create lasting positive impacts for all our stakeholders.
This inherent responsibility is the basis of our new sustainability platform, Science for Goodness, and focuses on five key areas:
- Foster a high-performing company culture that recognizes and enables associates to achieve their aspirations through both opportunity and development and a focus on safety and wellness.
- Produce products in a way that is responsible and ethical.
- Innovate and implement practices that uphold our sustainability directives.
- Protect the environment and the communities we serve.
- Drive ethical and compliant behaviors across our organization and our supply chain and protect our shareholders through strong governance practices.
These areas of focus are embedded within our four sustainability commitment pillars:
To create goodness for our people and planet and further our commitment to sustainability, we aligned our sustainability strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and formalized a framework that is central to our corporate strategy.
We are committed to advancing Science for Goodness as our company evolves, and to shaping a culture aligned with our values and governing principles. This commitment is led by our Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors, as well as our associates. With this, we are pleased to share our inaugural Sustainability Report, which builds upon the progress that we have made since our May 2019 initial public offering (IPO).
2021 Sustainability Report
This report addresses our global sustainability initiatives during the 2020 calendar year, capturing all businesses and functions across the three regions in which we operate. What we have accomplished in 2020 is only the starting point, and we will continue to provide transparent reporting, holding ourselves accountable for meeting our goals and impact targets.