Pioneering diagnostics

Site and employee participation

As in any company, there are certain risks associated with the activities carried out at our sites, industrial production zones, R&D laboratories, and offices. Whatever the role and responsibilities of each bioMérieux employee, adopting best practices helps to reduce them.

Objectives

All the bioindustrial sites of bioMérieux seek to obtain two types of certification:

  • ISO 14001 for the environment,
  • OHSAS 18001 for health and safety in the workplace.

All new buildings integrate low-consumption objectives and respect environmental quality standards.

 

Governance

A Health, Safety and Environment manager is in charge of HSE at each of the sites. These managers participate in the “Vision 2020” roll-out, attend HSE regional committee meetings to share good practices, provide feedback about concerns, and contribute to the development of bioMérieux standards. Efforts are focused on expanding the HSE policy to all entities worldwide.

Provide remote maintenance of our instruments

bioMérieux has introduced an ambitious program to provide remote maintenance of its instruments, which considerably reduces travel by technicians who provide remote assistance for some maintenance operations, customer services and IT updates of systems. Using the VILINK® application, Company aims to ensure connectivity for 90% of identified priority systems by late 2019.

 

 

 Site certification

By late January 2018:

  • 3 commercial subsidiaries ISO 14001 certified
  • 7 bio-industrial sites ISO 14001 certified, including 3 with the new ISO 14001:2015
  • 7 bioindustrial sites OHSAS 18001 certified