Strategy & Values

We are curious minds dedicated to human progress. We are pushing the boundaries of possibility to improve the lives of millions of people and to create sustainable value.

We believe in science and technology as a force for good

Science is at the heart of everything we do. It drives the discoveries we make and the technologies we create – and it forms the basis of our future growth.

Our strategy: Mobilize for Growth

With our “Mobilize for Growth” strategy, we are pursuing a clear ambition. We want to become the global 21st century science and technology pioneer. Our strategy is about unlocking our full potential to take the company to the next level. Our set-up is unique, thanks to our three diverse and distinct sectors, with leading positions in the fastest-growing science and technology markets. By creating superior value for our customers, patients, colleagues and society, we are set to shape some of the most important growth and technology trends of the 21st century.

We want to continue accelerating our leading role in science and technology. We aim to increase the Group sales to approximately € 25 billion by 2025. Around 80% of the planned sales growth is to come from the “Big 3” businesses – the Process Solutions business within Life Science, new products from Healthcare, as well as the Semiconductor Solutions business within our Electronics business sector. 

  • In Life Science, we expect an average organic sales growth of 7% to 10%* per year in the mid-term, thus continuing to outpace market growth.
  • In Healthcare, we aim to achieve a mid-term average annual organic sales growth in the mid-single-digit percentage range. 
  • For Electronics, we plan to grow organically by 3% to 6% per year on average between 2021 and 2025. With our growth program Level Up, we are capturing new opportunities.  

*Including an expected decline in pandemic-related demand

Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy. Our ambition is to leverage science and technology to achieve lasting progress for mankind. For us, sustainable entrepreneurship and profitable growth go hand in hand. Through our business activities, we want to be economically successful and create value for society. In doing so, we are helping tackle the great challenges facing today’s world, such as disease, poverty, hunger, and climate change.

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Shared values

Our success is built on courage, achievement, responsibility, respect, integrity and transparency. These values shape our daily work, the way we meet challenges and our interactions with our customers, business partners and colleagues.

Our values are the foundation of our success