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About Danaher Corporation

As a Fortune 150 science and technology innovator, Danaher and its 27 operating companies share a relentless drive to improve on past success.

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As a Fortune 150 science and technology innovator, Danaher and its 27 operating companies share a relentless drive to improve on past success. That never-ending cycle of innovation has helped us beat the S&P 500 by more than 6,500% over the last 25 years. And as the functional team that supports our operating companies and the more than 69,000 people across Danaher’s global enterprise, Danaher Corporate sees innovation and continuous improvement as core to the work we do every day.

Our operating companies which we refer to as “OpCos” are organized into four strategic platforms.

Life Sciences

Danaher’s Life Sciences companies make leading-edge scientific research possible at clinical research facilities, academic institutions, and government agencies.


Danaher’s Diagnostics businesses safeguard patient health globally and improve diagnostic confidence with the most advanced tools and software available.

Water Quality

Our Water Quality businesses deliver precision instrumentation and advanced purification technology to help analyze, treat, and manage the world’s water.

Product Identification

Our Product Identification businesses touch consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical products to ensure freshness, consistency, and accurate labeling and tracking.

Life at Danaher Corporate provides opportunities across multiple industries everything from the life sciences, medical diagnostics, water quality, and product identification spaces and comes with strong support from our close-knit team.

We’re ambitious and move quickly, but we pride ourselves on open lines of communication between teams and operating companies, and with leadership.

Some of our best leaders began as strong individual contributors, and many executives and operating company presidents were promoted from within Danaher.

Culture and Values

Exceptional people thrive in Danaher's fast-paced, results-oriented culture. And our values start with our people. We value our associates and their unique contributions, and we invest in their growth.
We're passionate about recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented and diverse team possible.
We put the most skilled, collaborative, engaged team on the field of play every day.

Customers talk, We listen

One of our teams’ most important responsibilities is to listen to our customers. We continually seek deep insights into the needs of our customers, both explicit and implicit. Our strong customer focus helps us create innovative solutions that directly address those needs. Through our processes and our products, we seek to deliver greater value every day and to improve our customers’ experience beyond their expectations.

Kaizen is our way of life

Through Kaizen, or continuous improvement, we address customer needs with actions that benefit the greater good. Customers challenge us, and we challenge ourselves, to continuously improve. We set the bar high for ourselves and each other. With our strong culture rooted in the Danaher Business System, we constantly strive to make things better in a meaningful way for our company, our customers and the world.
Our drive for continuous improvement keeps us ahead of our competitors, creating enduring value and lasting impact at a global scale.

Innovation defines our future

One of the most important ways we drive continuous improvement is through innovation that makes a difference. Customers look to us to find opportunities and define the future to deliver innovative products, services and solutions that address their most pressing needs. Innovation is our ultimate competitive differentiator. We pursue out-of-the box ideas, both large and small, to add value and advance innovation.
We improve people’s lives by delivering technologies that matter. By helping our customers achieve amazing things, we enhance quality of life around the world.

We compete for shareholders

By living our core values, we deliver the highest possible value to our shareholders.
Our strong track record enables us to continually invest back into our businesses and our people to help them realize their full potential. We earn our shareholders’ investment by maintaining the highest standards of integrity, outstanding service for our customers and a deep commitment to building a better business every day.

Equality and Diversity

Our goal is to continuously improve and sustain an inclusive culture in which diversity provides deeper customer insights and creates a competitive advantage in the markets we serve. By attracting, developing and engaging the best team of diverse and empowered associates, we help realize life’s potential for ourselves, our customers and our shareholders.

Danaher has five Associate Resource Groups – known as ARGs – to help us further enhance the culture of inclusion and support a workplace that encourages diversity of background, thought and perspective. These associate-led groups reinforce our shared purpose and elevate our ability to develop, include and engage our associates.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Healthcare