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Eurofins gives back with €1 million donation to over 40 good causes

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Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO

“There is no better way for Eurofins to celebrate its 30th anniversary than sharing some of the results of our success with organisations and initiatives that work to preserve our environment, improve the health and safety of all worldwide, and support the less fortunate,” Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO.

Eurofins Scientific was founded in 1987 as a small start-up with just four employees, based on the SNIF-NMR ® method developed by Dr. G. and M. Martin at the University of Nantes in France. The method was used initially to detect the addition of sugar during winemaking to increase its alcohol content, called chaptalization.

In 2017, Eurofins celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Our parent company took this opportunity to recognize its achievements over the past three decades and pay tribute to all the remarkable people who have contributed to its success story, while celebrating the vision of a healthy and safe life for everyone on earth.

Over the years, Eurofins has donated to many charities around the world and supports various social projects and charitable works throughout the year as part of its continuous commitment to contribute to the improvement of health and protection of the environment.

On the occasion of its 30th Anniversary, Eurofins donated 1 million Euro on behalf of all employees to 40 charitable organizations across all continents. These charities have been chosen because their work is consistent with Eurofins’ DNA: better nutrition, improved health, protecting the environment, social entrepreneurship and supporting local communities.

Eurofins’ employees from around the world picked over 40 charities that align to Eurofins’ mission of ‘contributing to a safer and healthier world for all’ across the following five areas: The supported causes range from organizations focusing on better nutrition (e.g., food banks around the world, organizations that support food fortification in developing countries or work on avoiding food waste) to charities that aim at protecting ecosystems in the sea and on land and that are committed to improving health around the world –via research on cancer or organ transplants or by building access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Initiatives dedicated to social entrepreneurship complete this list, as well as the support of local communities that Eurofins employees are active in.

Today, with more than 30,000 employees and 400 sites in 41 countries, Eurofins Scientific has grown to become a leading international Group of laboratories, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments.