Our Commitment to Animal Welfare
Covance is committed to ensuring the welfare of animals we work with in research. Animal research is critical to developing new, safe and effective medicines, devices and products that protect and save the lives of people and animals. At Covance, we treat the animals we work with in biomedical research humanely, with care, compassion and respect. We also adhere to strict standards of ethical conduct in providing for their welfare. We believe that taking good care of our animals is not only good science but it is the right thing to do.
“The health and wellness of the animals in our care is of primary concern to Covance, from our senior executives to the leaders and individuals working directly with animals at our facilities around the world.
In fact, Covance has a highly experienced global team, led by our Chief Animal Welfare Officer, dedicated to the establishment of high standards of care and welfare. We monitor animal welfare performance company-wide, ensuring that Covance and its vendors treat research animals with the respect and compassion they deserve, every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Whether you are a Covance partner, public official, journalist or private citizen, the fact that you are visiting this website tells me that animal welfare is important to you. We’ve developed this website with you in mind. We want to provide you with information that will help you understand, what animals are used for, how our research animals are cared for at Covance and encourage you to share our commitment to ensuring their welfare.
Please take a few moments to visit the rest of the site. You’ll see why animal research is so critical to improving human … and animal health."
— Paul Kirchgraber, M.D., Chief Executive Officer
Animal welfare is of primary concern for all of us at Covance, from our CEO to our employees at facilities around the world.
We encourage you to also visit the many independent, nonprofit organizations that provide valuable information on animal welfare and animal research. These include:
- Americans for Medical Progress - Animal Research (AMP)
- Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
- Basel Declaration
- European Animal Research Association (EARA)
- Foundation of Biomedical Research (FBR)
- National Association of Biomedical Research (NABR)
- National Centre for the Reduction, Refinement & Replacement of Animals in Research (NC3R)
- Pro-Test Germany
- Pro-Test Italia
- Speaking of Research
- Understanding Animal Research