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Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. Overview

Charles River is made up of thousands of difference makers across the globe, inspired by our purpose – Together We Create Healthier Lives. We are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives, and we are always curious—learning and growing and dedicated to delivering the highest quality outcomes to our colleagues, communities, clients and the animals and patients we work to help each day. Our excellent science, strong sense of purpose and values guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe because we are better together.
For more than 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development, and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. Our role in the drug discovery and development process is critical in helping to bring new drugs to market. This is evident by the fact that we supported 85% of FDA-approved drugs in 2019.
We are many diverse people united by a common thread—together we make a difference by creating healthier lives.

Purpose
Together we create healthier lives. Every role at our Company matters to thousands of clients and millions of patients around the globe. Each and every one of us can, Be the Difference, for our clients, colleagues, animals and partners.
Mission
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
Values
Care
We show we care when we respect and support each other, and always chose to do the right thing, when we create a positive healthy workplace for ourselves and our animals and support the communities where we work and live.
Lead
We lead when we model our purpose and values, develop and share our expertise, when we plan ahead and guide, show flexibility and embrace change, when we deliver innovation and when we appreciate the great work of others.
Own
We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Collaborate
We collaborate when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or across the globe, when we include others and value diverse ideas, when we help those we serve to succeed and promote teamwork, and when we think broadly and holistically.
Headquarters
Wilmington, MA
Employees
18,000 US Employees
Industry
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Top Workplaces Regional Awards
2020

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