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The Principles That Drive Us

Every role at Charles River matters to the thousands of clients and millions of patients around the globe. We strive to be the difference for our clients, colleagues, animals, and partners. Watch as our employees explain how our values are applied in their respective careers.

Our values guide our decisions and actions; they are the standards we hold ourselves to each and every day. Take a look at what they are below and what they represent. 

We show care when we:

  • Respect and support each other, and always choose to do the right thing

  • Create a positive, healthy workplace for ourselves and the animals in our care

  • Support the communities where we work and live 

We act like owners when we:

  • Hold ourselves accountable for our actions

  • Respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy

  • Set and achieve meaningful goals

  • Striver towards continuous improvement

We lead when we:

  • Model our purpose and values

  • Develop and share our expertise

  • Plan ahead, show flexibility, embrace change, and deliver innovation

  • Appreciate the great work of others

We collaborate when we: 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or across the globe

  • Include others and value diverse ideas

  • Help each other to succeed and promote teamwork

  • Think broadly and creatively

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