Why partner with IDEXX?

Contributing to something bigger than ourselves
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At IDEXX, we are driven by a desire to contribute to something bigger than ourselves by making a positive social impact on a global scale.
Our Purpose is to be a great company that creates exceptional long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock.

IDEXX Purpose and guiding principles

What we do

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a global leader in pet and animal healthcare innovation. We help veterinarians provide advanced medical care to their patients, improve staff efficiency, and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry, tests for the quality and safety of water and milk, as well as point-of-care and laboratory diagnostics for human medicine. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and offers solutions to customers in over 175 countries.

Our commitment to corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility is at the core of everything we do at IDEXX. We prioritize investments that support our Purpose and Guiding Principles, conduct ourselves with the highest ethical standards, empower and reward our employees, promote a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and seek to enhance environmental sustainability in our facilities and operations.

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Highest ethical standards

At IDEXX, being ethical is part of who we are. We conduct our business with the highest ethical standards and in strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We expect our global suppliers to share this commitment to ethical business practices and respect human rights throughout the value chain.

Our Code of Ethics outlines the rules and guidelines that help us all live by this commitment.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion

When different people with different perspectives and backgrounds come together to achieve our mission, we all win. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is the engine behind our innovative solutions and an essential part of our corporate culture.

Through our robust DEI programs, we ensure a diverse and dynamic workplace that is supportive of all of our employees and partners and representative of the customers and communities we serve. Read our commitment statement.

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Environmental sustainability

IDEXX’s culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and entrepreneurial spirit have always been applied to the issue of sustainability, especially as we consider the impact our products and operations have on people and the environment. 

To help combat the threat of global climate change, IDEXX has developed an environmental sustainability framework that focuses in four areas:

  • Climate Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Circular Economy & Product Stewardship
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Responsible Internal Waste & Water Use

As a part of this strategy, we have created environmental goals that are supported by teams across our company. In pursuit of these goals, we have completed initiatives and started multiyear projects to address GHG emissions, improve environmental data, and reduce plastic in our products and packaging, laying the groundwork for long-term impact reduction. To learn more, please visit the Corporate Responsibility page of our website.

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Business continuity

Maintaining and sharing business continuity plans and best practices are critical to our mutual success, which is why business continuity planning is an important part of the supplier business review process at IDEXX. 

IDEXX seeks suppliers that have well-documented business continuity plans that are regularly updated, tested, and shared to ensure they meet all of our resiliency and agility requirements. Once you become a supplier, we ask that you communicate identified risks and their potential impact to people or critical business processes and assets as soon as practical.

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