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Diversity & Inclusion

Our DE&I Journey


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we strive for an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds and experiences, allowing us to foster an atmosphere where everyone feels like they belong and can thrive. When we treat each other with respect and support and work together in the spirit of our 4i Values of integrity, involvement, innovation, and intensity, we can make a difference in the world – resulting in successful outcomes for all.
 
Fostering an atmosphere of belonging and inclusion requires us to develop focused strategies informed by data and tailored to the needs of individual groups. Our five-year Diversity Equity and Inclusion strategic plan has served as our roadmap and guided our progress since 2017. Over this time, we have continued to strengthen our culture of inclusion, embracing diversity as an essential aspect of fulfilling our Mission. Learn more about our DE&I strategic plan
here.
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2021 Impact at a Glance

242

​​​​​​​Local BRG chapters

48.3%

of women in
leadership roles

39.1%

racially and ethnically
diverse people in our
​​​​​​​US colleague population

Partnerships


We are proud to partner with organizations focused on building diversity in engineering, technology, science and business. To further inform and support our talent engagement, we build partnerships with diversity-focused organizations to recruit top talent from underrepresented groups. These relationships enable us to fulfill our Mission and our commitment to fostering positive change internally and externally.
 
Our strategic initiatives like The Just Project, a multifaceted partnership with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), have given us the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships that maximize results over time in recruiting top talent. Through an initial donation of $32 million in instruments, kits and supplies, to support free COVID-19 testing for HBCU students and faculty, The Just Project has provided the technical expertise to help build a robust and sustainable testing infrastructure that is now staffed and operated by HBCUs. These schools, for generations, have played an essential role in closing America’s achievement gap, including training top talent in STEM fields. We are proud to continue building relationships like these that ensure we are empowering and hiring diverse talent.
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Our Culture of Inclusion


​​​​​​​We support a range of Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that draw our professionals together around common characteristics. Our global network of BRGs provides a voice of diverse, innovative thinking and help to enhance our culture, create personal accountability, and build strong connections within and outside our company. 

While focused on fostering an inclusive culture and bringing our professionals together, our BRGs align with key business objectives and strategies to create a more substantial impact and help drive progress. Their strategic pillars include:

Fostering Inclusion & Building Belonging
Education, Advocacy & Allyship
Supporting
​​​​​​​Talent
Impacting the
​​​​​​​Community

Our Business Resource Groups:

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49 API Voices

The 49 API Voices BRG is committed to making Thermo Fisher Scientific one of the world's most admired companies by promoting an awareness and understanding of Asian heritage and culture while providing professional and personal opportunities to learn and grow from leaders of all ethnic backgrounds. 

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African Heritage

The African Heritage BRG mission is to attract, engage, develop and retain highly talented colleagues of African Heritage to contribute to the success of Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

Learn about the AH BRG Mentoring Program
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Family Support

The Family Support BRG is committed to accelerating business impact by enabling and empowering working parents and caregivers, supporting them in how they work, and shaping their careers in conjunction with their individual family needs. Improving colleague happiness and productivity contributes to the success of Thermo Fisher. 

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Gen2Gen

The Gen2Gen BRG is committed to making Thermo Fisher Scientific an employer of choice by creating a collaborative and inclusive work environment where colleagues of all ages recognize strengths in each other, share their perspectives and explore opportunities to grow. 
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Hola!

The Hola! BRG is committed to accelerating business impact by supporting the recruitment, engagement, and retention of Latino and Hispanic heritage colleagues, developing a corporate culture that values cultural awareness, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and contributing to the success of Thermo Fisher. 

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PossAbilities

The PossAbilities BRG is committed to making Thermo Fisher Scientific one of the world's most admired companies by promoting an awareness and understanding of colleagues with differing abilities and providing support for them, their families and the community. 
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Pride+

The Pride+ BRG is committed to accelerating business impact by creating an inclusive and affirming workplace where colleagues, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are empowered to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, contributing to the success of Thermo Fisher Scientific. 
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Veterans

The Veterans BRG is committed to accelerating business impact by intentionally recruiting and developing those who have served and providing a community of support, contributing to the success of Thermo Fisher Scientific. 
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Women's Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment BRG is committed to making Thermo Fisher Scientific one of the world's most admired companies by fostering the advancement of women and building a corporate culture in which women colleagues are recruited, valued, developed, empowered, retained, and promoted globally. 

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