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 Employee Resource Groups (ERG) on site, including a Sports and Social Club, a Mental Health First Responders group and Women’s ERG.

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 Investment Fund.  
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 at local primary schools to inspire 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.
Community Investment Fund
In 2019, through our Community Investment Fund, we provided €20,000+ in donations to 21 local charities and community groups.
​​​​​​​Volunteer Spotlight: Easter Egg Donations
Each year employees at the Cork site do an Easter Egg Appeal for children who are in hospital.  In 2020, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to deliver to hospitals so the site’s Community Action Council identified the elderly in nursing homes as a group in need of support and a lift.  

We were delighted to be able to donate Easter Eggs and Personal Protective Equipment to a local nursing home. The delivery was made on our behalf by the local police, making it a real community effort.   

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
We have zero waste to landfill in its Cork site.  Since 2009 we have reduced our energy CO2 by 41% and our water usage by 50%.  For example, our wind turbine, in operation since May 2014, supplies 24% of the site’s total electricity and has resulted in a reduction in CO2 equivalent to the annual electricity related CO2 for 7,000 homes. 

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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