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Core Values

Our culture is values-based, customer-centric, process-oriented and results-driven.

Our culture is values-based, customer-centric, process-oriented, and results-driven.  At Danaher, all associates must act with integrity and conduct business honestly and fairly.  On this point, there is no negotiation. We have five core values that continuously guide our work:

The Best Team Wins

Exceptional people thrive in Danaher's fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.

  • Associates are our most valued assets.
  • We're passionate about retaining, developing and recruiting the best talent available.
  • We win because: we are team-oriented with involvement by all; we seek fact-based, root cause solutions; we are accountable for our results and we deliver; we are non-political and not bureaucratic; we have high integrity and respect for others; winning is fun!


Innovation Defines Our Future

We are empowered and encouraged to challenge ourselves and each other, and to take balanced risks to advance innovation.

  • We continuously apply our creativity to the technologies of products, services, and processes.
  • Out-of-the box ideas, both large and small, add value to our enterprise.
  • We accomplish "breakthroughs" through the Policy Deployment process.


Customers Talk, We Listen

Our customer-centric focus drives us to create innovative solutions that directly address customer needs.

  • Quality First, ALWAYS!
  • We base our strategic plan on the Voice of the Customer.
  • Robust, repeatable processes yield superior Quality, Delivery, and Cost that satisfy our customers beyond their expectations.


Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) is Our Way of Life

We constantly strive to do better, setting the bar high for ourselves and each other.

  • The Danaher Business System IS our culture.
  • We aggressively and continuously eliminate waste in every facet of our business processes.


We Compete for Shareholders

Our track record of financial success enables us to continually invest back into our businesses and our team.

  • Profits are important because they attract and retain loyal shareholders.