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Corporate Responsibility

Every day around the world, our employees embody the concept of corporate responsibility. We strive to be good stewards of our company and community resources, embracing the responsibilities of corporate citizenship in the communities where our offices are located.

Corporate ethics

The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to legal and ethical behavior through our compliance program. The program includes executive oversight, a written code of conduct for employees, a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, and compliance with anti-corruption laws around the world.

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Philanthropy and community affairs

For employees, our mission – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer – is all in a day’s work. Locations around the globe strategically support nonprofit organizations with donations and employee volunteer support based on feedback from employees.

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Health and wellness

Through our work as a provider of contract research organization (CRO) solutions, we help improve the health and well-being of others, and our employees are no exception. We strive to provide a work environment that enhances the well-being of our employees. All are encouraged to participate in the company’s wellness programs, pursue a healthy lifestyle, and integrate fitness and good nutrition into their daily lives.

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Environmental stewardship

We are committed to demonstrating sustainable and environmentally sound operational and management practices within our offices whenever possible. We strive to demonstrate sound environmental responsibility as a company by integrating environmental, health and safety considerations into our daily business. We do this by working with our clients and vendors to provide environmentally friendly alternatives to certain practices. We take measures to ensure our operations do not harm the environment or quality of life in our communities. We also encourage employees to support environmental causes and urge them to continue their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities.

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PPD Heroes

PPD Heroes is a program dedicated to sharing the inspiring stories of individuals facing significant health conditions who have benefitted from clinical trials through the therapies research helps develop. The goal of the PPD Heroes program is to increase public awareness and encourage education about the crucial role clinical trials play in delivering life-changing therapies and medicines to patients. Learn more about our heroes.

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Our people

Our corporate culture is a critical ingredient of our success. We value our employees and provide a workplace that allows them to grow and advance their abilities. We value teamwork and individuals who make a “can do” attitude a hallmark of their work. We encourage activities that build global and inter-departmental relationships and foster team building within our organization and the broader community. Our work is guided, and ultimately defined, by our Mission and 4i Values.

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