Sustainable sourcing

It is the policy of Thermo Fisher to (i) require the highest standards of business ethics and integrity on the part of all employees and (ii) to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the conduct of its business. To that end, Thermo Fisher has adopted and implemented a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. We are committed to employing proper global citizenship practices in all our business relationships. Our commitment and progress are highlighted in our Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, available on our website. We expect all suppliers to conduct their worldwide operations in a manner consistent with sustainability and socially responsible business practices and policies.  Our expectations of our suppliers are detailed in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Suppliers of materials and services play a vital role in helping Thermo Fisher deliver quality products while employing and maintaining ethical business practices.  Working together with our suppliers, we can reduce cost, improve performance, operate safely, reduce waste, protect our environment, promote diversity, and support human rights.

As a supplier to Thermo Fisher, you and your employees, representatives, suppliers and subcontractors must comply with the policies as detailed in our key policies section and those contained in all other contractual obligations you have with us.

We use the globally recognized EcoVadis platform to assess and help drive improvements in our suppliers’ health and safety, labor, and sustainability performance, as well as monitor compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.

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In the Pharmaceutical business our customers expect us to support their efforts in Environmental practices, Labor & Human Rights & ensuring Ethical practices throughout the supply chain. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we hold ourselves and our suppliers equally accountable for enacting ethical and sustainable standards. From purchasing to manufacturing to the delivery of goods and services, developing a more sustainable supply chain is key.”

John Upperman
VP of Sourcing (PSG)