Corporate Social Responsibility
At Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, we are committed to the highest ethical standards in conducting our business and operating in a socially responsible manner. The core of our business is in helping our clients ensure the safety of their products and services, which in turn benefits consumers' access to more innovative pharmaceutical products and a clean environment. A strong reputation for quality is critical to the success of our business, and integrity in how we conduct business and maintain our relationships with all our stakeholders is central to our corporate principles. Our mission and values underscore our commitment to professional and ethical behavior, while staying at the forefront of growth and innovation.
We are committed to the implementation of sustainable business practices by:
Promoting Employee Wellness and Safety
We strive to enhance the quality of life of our employees through our extensive employee benefits and workplace safety programs. As a part of our wellness program, we provide annual health screenings that include comprehensive blood chemistry, urinalysis and exam with a physician. We also offer employee discounts to several local gyms and fitness centers. In addition, our medical insurance provider offers digital health coaching programs. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories proudly supports local, sustainable agriculture by participating in Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative’s CSA program. Lancaster Farm Fresh is a non-profit, farmer owned cooperative that supports local, organic farming. Employees are able to enroll in this CSA program to receive a variety of fresh foods at our convenient, on-site location.
Many national organizations have recognized the unique character of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories and honored us with awards for workplace excellence and family-friendly business practices.
We recognize that a world class health and safety program allows employees to be healthy, productive and actively engaged in workplace safety. With a goal to maintain a high level of safety awareness at all levels within the organization, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories has a solid safety record of zero OSHA or EPA notices of violation in over 50 years.
Regardless of this exemplary compliance record, we aim to continually improve and engage our employees in workplace safety. We dedicate resources to implement key ergonomic changes at high risk operations, which has cut our reportable ergonomic claims in half since 2010 despite a 25% increase in exposure hours.
Our team of more than 30 certified safety committee members participates in continued training, including hazard recognition, assessment and control in laboratories and regularly conducts internal audits to identify ways to improve practices within our laboratories and increase awareness of safety expectations among our laboratory staff. We also have a safety incentive program aimed at engaging employees in workplace safety by offering rewards to employees who take action to report common workplace hazards.
Encouraging Community Involvement
We believe it's important to be good corporate citizens and help to make our communities a better place to live and work. Employees have the opportunity to volunteer through two company-sponsored initiatives, including science volunteers and community heroes. Employees also participate in annual fundraising and education events such as the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, Lancaster County Conservancy’s Water Week, and The North Museum’s Science Fair.
We also provide corporate donations to organizations such as United Way, The North Museum, and The Lancaster County Conservancy.
In addition, we host blood drives through our local hospital every six weeks and encourage employees to donate blood to help others in the community.
Practicing Environmental Stewardship
At ELL, we implement environmentally conscious choices throughout our organization in an effort to reduce our impact on the environment we all share. Our Green Team, which is a group of environmentally conscious employees who work together to reduce consumption, encourage recycling, promote conservation and educate the workforce for the goals of improving the efficiency, reducing costs and minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. Some of our sustainable initiatives include: