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Sustainability

Based on the 1987 United Nations report on threats the human race could face due to its own actions, Waters embraces the following definition of Sustainability: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

At Waters, our mission is to develop innovations and foster enduring partnerships that enable scientific and humanitarian advancements through the success of our customers. Addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow is fundamental to The Science of What's Possible. What other companies call Sustainability programs, we at Waters call our daily responsibility.

Founded on a commitment to strong corporate governance and shareholder value creation, Waters Sustainability efforts focus on six areas:

Scientific Solutions Customer Collaboration
Waters seeks long-term, collaborative relationships with our customers to better understand their needs, and develop innovative comprehensive solutions that fulfill their goals.
Innovative Solutions
Waters is committed to developing and bringing to market innovative products that support customers by providing solutions consistent with the goals of resource efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Sound Management Practices Value Chain Management
Waters values fair, reliable business relationships with suppliers and partners, and encourage those with whom we do business to share in our vision of responsible and ethical business practices.
Environmental and Safety Responsibility
Waters aspires to protect and enhance the environment, to provide a safe and healthful work environment, and to comply with all related laws and regulations.
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People and Community Community Engagement
Waters values its global cultural diversity, and is committed to being a responsible and valued member of the communities in which we live and work.
Employee Commitment
Waters embraces passionate employees, who are committed to a workplace free of discrimination, and who continually explore the limits of their own potential.


Download Sustainability Report (pdf):

2012 Sustainability Report
2009 Sustainability Report

Please contact Mark T. Beaudouin, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, at 508.482.2000 with any additional questions you may have.