At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we believe that to be a good corporate citizen we must invest in the communities where our employees live and work. Our approach to community impact supports our company culture of developing a talented, collaborative and passionate global team through the creation of development, team building and networking opportunities while supporting the causes that our colleagues care about around the world.


Our colleagues connect directly with their local communities to identify volunteer and philanthropic opportunities through our employee-led Community Action Councils (CACs). We further empower our employees to support organizations they care about through in-kind donations and our matching gifts program.


We also believe that any opportunity to work with students is an opportunity to ignite the spark that may inspire our next great thinkers and leaders. Fulfilling our Mission depends on developing bright, young talent to push the boundaries of our existing technologies and innovate for the future. We are leveraging our extraordinary internal capabilities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our partnerships with non-profit organizations that promote STEM enable us to not only support successful programs, but also to provide employees with additional volunteer opportunities.


The investment in our communities is part of the way we do business, which is reflected in our company goal tree, a set of targets cascaded across all areas of the business and to each employee, ensuring the programs that support our community continue to grow and drive impact across the globe.


2021 impact at a glance


Students Impacted by our STEM education programing


Low – and middle-income countries supported through our COVID-19 response


Employee and Matching gift donations


Nonprofits supported through volunteerism and colleague donations