Corporate Social Responsibility

Reporting a concern

Reporting a concern

At Thermo Fisher, everything we do begins with our Mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.


Our Company’s 4i Values, which include acting with Integrity, play an important role in our commitment to the highest ethical standards, compliance with applicable laws and regulations and helping us achieve our Mission.


We strive to provide a secure atmosphere for colleagues, customers, suppliers and workers in the supply chain, and other third parties to report any concerns. Everyone must do their part if we are to maintain our high standards for ethics and Integrity.


If you believe that a violation of law, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, or any of our policies or procedures has occurred, we encourage you to report your concern.


If you see or suspect illegal or unethical behavior, you have several options including:



If you are an employee

If you are external to Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Discuss the issue with your manager or supervisor
  • Discuss the issue with the Human Resources department
  • Talk to any other member of management 

Global Ethics Hotline

Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use, reliable and anonymous communication tool to report any issues, concerns or violations of law or company policies in a safe and confidential manner.

Every person (colleague or external) has free, unlimited access to our anonymous and confidential incident reporting system, the Global Ethics Hotline, which is operated by a third-party.

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a toll-free number for employees in North America (888-267-5255) as well as online at, where employees can access additional toll-free numbers when calling from outside of North America.

You may use the Global Ethics Hotline to report any concern. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accounting / Audit Related concerns
  • Financial Misconduct
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Theft or Fraud
  • Policy Violations
  • Quality Concerns
  • Environmental Issues
  • Human Rights Issues
  • Safety Concerns
  • Substance Abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying or Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Violence or Threat of Violence
  • Retaliation


Callers to the Global Ethics Hotline may remain anonymous. Any information provided through any of our reporting channels will be treated confidentially. In some instances, if an investigation is needed, information may be shared on a need-to-know basis. Thermo Fisher may be required by law to report certain types of activities.

Retaliation is prohibited

Thermo Fisher will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who reports a concern in good faith, nor will we tolerate retaliation against anyone who participates in an investigation.


If you believe you have been retaliated against or have witnessed retaliation, please report this using one of the methods listed at the top of the page.