Waters’ philanthropy programs support the enhancement of human health and well-being to Deliver Benefit to customers and society. Our efforts focus on making an impact in the communities in which we live and work in ways that are aligned to our business and purpose.
We do this through financial support, in-kind donations, and employee volunteerism efforts aligned to three pillars: Improving Health & Well-Being, STEM Education, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Waters is improving health and well-being by supporting organizations that ensure food safety and security, and greater access to clinical diagnostics and medicines.
Waters has supported The Christie, a cancer research and innovation center in the United Kingdom, for many years. Most recently, Waters contributed to the capital campaign for the new Christie cancer care center at Macclesfield that will transform cancer care, providing access closer to home for many patients.
In partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, Waters provides financial and volunteer support for the behavioral health program at Madison Park Vocational High School supporting both students and teachers.
Waters is also engaged in supporting healthcare initiatives that address chronic diseases impacting the young. Through financial contributions, Waters supports Mass General Hospital’s ImproveCareNow initiative, a network dedicated to transforming care for children and youth with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD).
"Waters at every level has been so supportive of our vision to bring The Christie cancer centre to Macclesfield. From the local team in Wilmslow participating in events, volunteering and on site fundraising to the head office team in America supporting with this extraordinary support through the foundation. Christie patients, staff, and volunteers will benefit for many years to come.”
- Marie Toller, Head of Major Relationships at The Christie
Waters is investing in future talent by supporting STEM education for elementary, middle, and high school students with a special focus on supporting minorities and women in STEM.
In a global partnership with JA Worldwide, Waters has hosted students in six countries, both in our labs and virtually, for hands-on learning and career preparation. In Romania alone, a series of virtual career exploration fairs reached over 1,400 students and teachers.
In Scotland, we are partners with the University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC) providing financial support and scientific expertise to help develop age appropriate science tool kits and a Meet a Scientist initiative.
In the US, Waters is a primary supporter of the Bridge Program, a new learning and leadership initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Students from Boston public schools participate in a 12-week program that highlights the development of critical leadership skills, intertwined with exposure to cutting edge science and technology education, where Waters employees serve as mentors for the students.
In partnership with Team New England and Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Waters welcomed students to a STEM internship program focused on education, exposure, and experience.
Waters is supporting organizations that are aligned with our diversity and inclusion efforts and the intent of our Employee Circles (Multicultural, Pride, Veterans, and Gender Diversity).
Waters has long supported the Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV). Waters played an integral role in the ideation, creation, and implementation of the RBTV STEM Journey for Girls. Through face to face and virtual STEM instruction, Waters employees have played an integral role in furthering the program’s goal to widen the engagement of young women in STEM studies and support their career pursuits by introducing, inspiring, and interesting girls in STEM and providing the support they need to excel.
We recently launched a pilot STEM internship program at our headquarters in Milford, Massachusetts focused on education, exposure, and experience in partnership with Team New England and Jeremiah E. Burke High School. The program’s curriculum ranged from science-focused lab experiences to “soft” skills, such as career planning and presentation skills.
In the memory of Kory Morrow, a Waters Principal Systems Specialist who passed away in 2020, Waters has established relationships with three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and created the Kory Morrow Research Award. These partnerships create STEM opportunities for students through funding, instrument donations, and mentoring.
Learn more about our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.