A Healthier and Safer World

At STERIS, we are committed to helping our Customers create a healthier and safer world. That simple statement and singular mission has been the focus of our people and our company since it was first articulated by STERIS founder Bill Sanford more than 20 years ago.

Mission, vision and values statements, like many things in life, are what we make them. They are only words. We believe it is up to our people to make these words a living and breathing description of who we are, what we do, how we will act, and what we aspire to become.

Our mission, vision and values define what makes us special…makes us unique…makes us STERIS. We believe we can make a difference.


At STERIS, WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.


INSPIRED BY OUR CUSTOMERS’ EFFORTS TO CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD, and guided by our legacy of leadership and innovation, we strive to be a GREAT COMPANY. To STERIS, that means we will make a difference by providing WORLD-CLASS PRODUCT AND SERVICE solutions for our Customers, SAFE AND REWARDING WORK for our People, and SUPERIOR RETURNS for our Shareholders.


  1. CUSTOMERS FIRST – ALWAYS. Our Customer is the most important person in our business, to be treated with the utmost respect. No business activity, other than safety, is more important than listening, learning and providing superior product and service solutions to our Customers.
  2. PEOPLE – THE FOUNDATION. We are committed to the safety and success of our people. We expect the performance of every person to continually improve with personal initiative and proper support. We treat each other with mutual respect and have fun in our work.
  3. INNOVATION – THE BEST. We are leaders not followers. Our company is built on a collection of innovative ideas and a passion for continuous improvement. We challenge the status quo and take measured risks, exploring big and small ideas that improve our quality, delivery and cost performance daily. We provide meaningful value to our Customers with our product and service solutions.
  4. TEAMWORK – WINNING TOGETHER. We believe unity of purpose and teamwork enables us to do far more than we could individually. We draw strength from each other and communicate with fairness, candor, respect and courage – respectfully stating what we think even if it is unpopular. Our collaboration turns interesting ideas into great product and service solutions.
  5. ACCOUNTABILITY – RIGHT NOW. We say what we mean and we honor our commitments. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our results. We prefer action today versus tomorrow. We understand that value is created in our product development centers, our factories and at our Customers’ sites.
  6. INTEGRITY – STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENT. We are stewards of the long-term success of our business – we create superior value for our people and our shareholders. We are trustworthy and honest, and carry out our work in a professional, ethical and legal manner. We challenge actions inconsistent with our values.


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