Our Shared Purpose and Core Values


    Our Shared Purpose - Helping Realize Life’s Potential

    It started as an idea for a better way, but like all powerful ideas, it evolved into a passion.

    • At Danaher, we view every challenge as an opportunity.
    • We are on a constant quest to make things better—for our customers, our company and the world.

    Our Core Values

    The Best Team Wins
    Exceptional people thrive in Danaher's fast-paced, results-oriented culture, and our values start with our people.

    • We value our associates and their unique contributions, and we invest in their growth.
    • We are passionate about recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented and diverse team possible.
    • We put the most skilled, collaborative, engaged team on the field of play every day.

    Customers Talk, We Listen
    One of our most important responsibilities is to listen to our customers. 

    • We continually seek deep insights into both the explicit and implicit needs of our customers.
    • Our strong customer focus helps us create innovative solutions that directly address those needs.
    • Through our processes and our products, we seek to deliver greater value every day and to improve our customers’ experience beyond their expectations.

    Kaizen Is Our Way of Life
    Through kaizen, or continuous improvement, we address customer needs with actions that benefit the greater good.

    • Customers challenge us, and we challenge ourselves, to continuously improve. We set the bar high for ourselves and each other.
    • With our strong culture rooted in the Danaher Business System (DBS), we constantly strive to make things better in a meaningful way—for our company, our customers, our associates and the world.
    • Our drive for continuous improvement keeps us ahead of our competitors, creating enduring value and lasting impact at a global scale.

    Innovation Defines Our Future
    One of the most important ways we drive continuous improvement is through innovation that makes a difference. 

    • Customers look to us to find opportunities and define the future—to deliver innovative products, services and solutions that address their most pressing needs.
    • Innovation is our ultimate competitive differentiator. We pursue new and creative ideas, both large and small, to add value and advance innovation.
    • We improve people’s lives by delivering technologies that matter. By helping our customers achieve amazing things, we enhance quality of life around the world.

    We Compete for Shareholders
    By living our core values, we deliver the highest possible value to our shareholders.

    • Our strong track record enables us to continually invest back into our businesses and our people to help them realize their full potential.
    • We earn our shareholders’ investment and confidence by maintaining the highest standards of integrity, outstanding service for our customers and a deep commitment to building a better business every day.