Sustainable & Ethical Business Practices
As a global organization, we aim to protect the health and safety of our employees, the public and local environments, and are committed to conducting business with customers, shareholders and employees according to our high standard of ethics, and in compliance with the law. We also continuously monitor and strive to improve environmental protection and occupational health and safety while providing customers with accurate and up-to-date information on compliance and safe handling of products.
Our Compliance Committee monitors our company-wide adherence to laws, regulations and internal policies. To do so, the committee, which is comprised of senior PerkinElmer personnel, receives regular reports from a diverse group of representatives from our major areas of compliance focus, including Health and Safety, Human Resources, Insurance/Risk Management, FDA/Quality and more. It then contributes to PerkinElmer's overall compliance program, advocating training opportunities, budget requests and other risk-reducing initiatives to ensure our program is well communicated and supportive of lawful and ethical business practices.
Standards of Business Conduct
As part of our commitment, PerkinElmer provides Business Conduct training and distributes Standards of Business Conduct to all employees, who are expected to follow both the spirit and the letter of the law. Our Standards of Business Conduct is available in 15 languages (see sidebar for details).
Dealer Code of Conduct
In order to communicate PerkinElmer’s standards for ethical and lawful business conduct to those third parties with whom we engage around the globe, we have developed a Code of Business Conduct for Dealers and Agents. This document summarizes the values and principles that PerkinElmer expects of those third parties as they conduct business relating to PerkinElmer.
We partner with suppliers to support the aims and objectives of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding the use of "conflict minerals" in the materials we purchase. Read more about our commitment to continue working with our supply chain on this important issue.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires certain manufacturers doing business in the State of California to disclose their efforts to eliminate the use of slave labor and human trafficking from their supply chains. Read PerkinElmer’s statement on this below.
To satisfy our customers, PerkinElmer will provide superior customer value through on-time delivery of the right products and services of the highest quality in compliance with global regulatory requirements.
Depending on the nature of products and services, most of our facilities and businesses have been appropriately certified to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS 9100 and others to meet relevant ISO and regulatory requirements for quality management.
Each of our sites has the responsibility to research, source and execute safety, resource efficiency and energy saving activities. We collaborate by sharing best practices across our operations through performance monitoring, auditing, and periodic management reviews.
Many of our facilities are certified to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 14001 and Occupational health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18000 standards.
|Facility||ISO 14001||OHSAS 18001|
|Groningen, The Netherlands||X||X|
|Llantrisant, United Kingdom||X||X|
|Multiple locations, Japan||X|
We continue to report environmental performance data to the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), an international organization that provides a disclosure system for the management of environmental data relative to climate change, water quality, and deforestation.
Groningen Site Helps Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
In 2016, our site in Groningen, The Netherlands, which processes research reagents and supplies, identified multiple areas throughout the workplace where it could achieve substantial energy savings. Together, employees implemented a number of energy conservation methods to monitor electricity usage and update manufacturing procedures – decreasing energy consumption by 8%. The Groningen site now purchases renewable electricity from a hydropower source, which offers the lowest rate of carbon dioxide emissions of any available energy source.
Taicang Site Increases Energy Efficiency
The newest building on our Taicang, China, campus includes a number of improvements focused on using safe and environmentally- friendly materials and processes. PerkinElmer project managers and designers introduced various energy conservation projects to maximize the building’s environmental performance. Their ideas resulted in savings of over 1,300 tons of water, 70,000 Kwh of electricity, and 70 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Other key improvements included using eco-friendly paints and incorporating high-efficiency particulate air filters throughout the building.