Making a difference

At Axzons, 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 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 our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. Our collective efforts as One Axzons are the key to our success, and we know that every job and every person is important. Every day, each of us strives to make a difference in whatever way we can

Axzons is committed to the humane care of the research animals produced and used in all of our activities. Our commitment to animal welfare goes beyond just meeting regulatory requirements. Instead, we seek to implement best practice across business units worldwide.

Mechanisms to foster best practices include:

  • Active participation at numerous national and international scientific meetings to ensure we both obtain and impart knowledge about best practice.
  • Establishment of an Ethics Committee or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee responsible for each site. Representatives of these committees from all sites meet together on a regular basis to establish guidelines and identify and harmonize best practices.
  • Regular site visits by the senior members of the Animal Welfare and Training Group to identify areas of excellence and facilitate sharing of this information with others.
  • Establishment of a network of Animal Welfare Specialists for all business units worldwide. These individuals are appointed by the CEO and liaison with the Corporate Vice President, Global Animal Welfare VS Executive Director of Animal Welfare and Training on a regular basis.