QIAGEN employees go beyond their daily routines to aid public health efforts as well as humanitarian and scientific quests worldwide. Closer to home, we support local communities where we do business, helping improve lives in cultural, social or scientific settings.
Access to molecular testing
In developing countries with scarce resources, innovative solutions are needed to ensure access to affordable diagnostics to help prevent and treat diseases. For low-income countries, in particular, early detection can significantly lower therapeutic costs and stop further spread of infection.
At QIAGEN, we develop diagnostic solutions targeting some of the most widespread and emerging diseases. By collaborating with global networks, we work to ensure widespread availability in all regions of the world providing a means to fight, and perhaps even eradicate such diseases.
Respect for human rights is part of our supplier code of conduct which contains binding rules for all suppliers. As part of our supplier selection process, we assess the suppliers’ policy regarding human rights issues. In addition, first-tier suppliers must confirm REACH, RoHS and SEC compliance as appropriate. Violations against human rights in our supply chain inherits reputational as well as legal risks for QIAGEN. Supplier audits are conducted if non-compliance is suspected. We have established a whistleblower system for the reporting of severe misconduct within our company and/or in our supply chain via the QIAintegrity Line and protect whistleblowers who report in good faith.
We have also performed and extensive enquiry into or supply chain to confirm that no conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries are used in our laboratory instrumentation. The full report can be downloaded here.