bioMérieux supports initiatives in the countries where we have sites and subsidiaries. We base our selection of projects on the following criteria:
- Projects related to:
- our business or fields of expertise: in vitro diagnostics, the fight against infectious diseases or industrial microbiological control,
- our mission, improving public health and contributing to access to diagnostics and healthcare, especially in low- and middle-income countries,
- our commitment to Human Resources, particularly in the areas of health, inclusion and support for young people in their educational or professional career.
- Projects enabling bioMérieux to be a corporate citizen in the communities where its sites and subsidiaries are located. Requests from organizations with recognized public interest status will be given priority.
In 2020, bioMérieux allocated over €43 million to its sponsorship activities.
As part of the Institut Mérieux group, bioMérieux is strongly committed to public health. We dedicate most of our charitable giving to support the actions of the Mérieux Foundation and the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux. In 2020, €14.883 million were donated to these family foundations to support their work, including €12 million on an exceptional basis.
bioMérieux also supports cultural activities in the communities where our sites are located.