Ireland: Our Culture


We have a dedicated and passionate team in Ireland.  Knowing that there are patients waiting for the medicines we make is what drives us to deliver on our Mission of enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

As well as exceptional career and personal development opportunities, we invest in our colleagues through health and wellbeing programmes and Employee Resource Groups.  

The Cork site offers physical activities like Tag Rugby, Zumba, Pilates, and after work cycles to all employees. There is also a schedule of workshops and guest speakers to promote physical and mental health, everything from nutrition to parenting resources.  

Colleagues can also participate in a range of clubs, societies, and Business Resource Groups (BRG). We have a wide range of groups on-site including: 
  • Sports​​​​​​​ and Social Club
  • Women’s BRG
  • Community Volunteer BRG 
  • Green Team 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing BRG 
  • Pride Plus BRG

Supporting the Local Community

We are an active contributor to the local community, with colleagues volunteering to support local charities, programmes to inspire the next generation of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) and providing financial support through our Community Partnership Grant.  
We partner with schools and colleges to promote STEM capability to nurture future scientists and engineers – everything from sponsoring PhD students and giving guest lectures, to student placements on site and talks to local primary schools. We run an excellent transition year programme where we invite students from different secondary schools around Cork to come on site and experience the pharma industry for a whole week with the hope of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Local Community
Over the past five years our team has given over 400 volunteer days to support local community projects. From Volunteering at the Carrigaline Lions Club to Cobh Hospital and Cobh COPE, our volunteer committee is extremely active each year and takes pride in its commitment to make an impact on the local community. We also take part in Community Events such as Litter Pick Ups to keep our local area clean.
Community Partnership Grant 
Our annual Community Partnership Grant was introduced to support charities and community groups making the local community healthier, cleaner and safer.  To date over 100 local organisations have benefited from the grant including Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery; Covers of Comfort, a group who knit and crochet covers for those going through chemotherapy; and Dogs for the Disabled.
​​​​​​​Volunteer Spotlight: Easter Egg Donations
Each year employees at the Cork site do an Easter Egg Appeal for children who are in hospital.  After 2 years of not being able to meet the children in person our volunteers were delighted to deliver a bucket load of eggs to all the children in St. Paul's hospital in 2022.  Our volunteers went the extra mile to put a smile on everyone’s face by dressing up as Easter Bunnies to deliver the eggs.

Protecting the Local Environment 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is focused on minimising its impact on the environment by reducing and recycling waste, generating sustainable energy and reducing its water usage.
CO2 Reduction
Thermo Fisher Scientific has set ambitious carbon reduction targets in our effort to help tackle climate change. We have set a 30% reduction target (Scope 1 and 2) for 2030 and a Net Zero target for 2050. From 2023 all of the imported electricity from our Cork site will be certified green electricity. In addition, we operate our own wind turbine which provides up to 24% of our site’s annual electricity.

Wildlife Sanctuary
We maintain a wildlife sanctuary on our grounds and have a ‘Slí na Sláinte’ walk around the perimeter of the site for colleagues to enjoy during breaks.  
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