WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Thermo Fisher Scientific, (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving
science, today released its 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Report. The report highlights progress in the areas of business
sustainability, employee involvement and philanthropic giving.
“Everything we do starts with our mission: to enable our customers to
make the world healthier, cleaner and safer,” said Marc N. Casper,
president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Our
CSR strategy enables employees worldwide to fulfill this mission by
getting involved at work and in our communities. We are proud of our
progress over the last year and we’re committed to doing more.”
Thermo Fisher’s PPI Business System (practical process improvement)
empowers every employee to drive profitable growth by continuously
improving quality, productivity and customer allegiance. In 2015, the
PPI Business System delivered significant results including a reduction
in hazardous solvent used in the production of DNA oligos by 14 tons per
year, and reduced paper waste associated with transportation equivalent
to 51 million linear feet.
An annual employee involvement survey, talent development curricula and
employee resource groups (ERGs) give Thermo Fisher employees a voice and
access to the right resources, programs and internal networks to ensure
both career and business success. In 2015, the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC) named Thermo Fisher one of the “Best Places To Work” after it
achieved 100 percent on HRC’s corporate equality index.
Thermo Fisher’s philanthropic efforts include financial, in-kind
contributions and employee volunteerism with a focus on inspiring
students to pursue studies in STEM subjects. In 2015, the company
provided in-kind donations valued at $2.1 million to support STEM
education and research. In addition, employees logged more than 43,000
volunteer hours, and the company contributed more than $1.2 million
through its matching gift program.
To view Thermo Fisher’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility report and
for more information on Thermo Fisher’s CSR strategy and programs,
please visit www.thermofisher.com/CSR.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17
billion and more than 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is
to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex
analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase
laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific,
Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services
– we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies,
purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information,
please visit www.thermofisher.com.
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