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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.


2019 Impact at a glance


Students in our STEM program


Employee & matching gift donations


University scholarships


Non-profit organizations supported through volunteerism


Corporate STEM leader of the year

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Greater Boston Area.

Mass., USA


International film festival finalist

Boston College for Corporate Citizenship



Community contribution

Australian Business Awards



Community service award

Maryland Governor's Service Award

Frederick, MD., U.S.A.

Employer of the year

National Social Responsibility Awards

Vilnius, U.S.A.


Champion for biotechnology education


Greater Boston Area.

Mass., U.S.A.


Outstanding company

Holistic CSR