Our Purpose & Aspirations

The purpose, aspirations, values and core capabilities described below are shared by all employees and form the basis of the business statement within each business unit.

Purpose

We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequate reward those who invest ideas and work in our Company.

Aspirations

We want to be recognized for having a positive impact on people’s lives with our products, meeting needs and even surpassing external expectations. We strive to create sustainable earnings growth, ranking in the top quartile of the industry and securing long-term business success. We want to build a reputation for an exciting workplace in which people can realize their professional ambitions. We strive for a motivating environment where creativity and effectiveness are encouraged and where cutting-edge technologies are applied. In addition, we want to contribute to society through our economic contribution, through the positive environmental and social benefits of our products and through open dialogue with our stakeholders.