Core Purpose

Products, services and strategies can all evolve over time. But the essence of Nordion comes from what never changes – our core purpose and values.

Nordion’s Core Purpose is to make a distinctive contribution to the health and well-being of people around the world. We strive to achieve this purpose by living our Core Values, which drive how we operate across every level, every business unit, and every location worldwide.

What We Value

Commitment to Excellence

Striving to reach our full potential as an organization and as individuals—doing the right things the right way.

Mutual Trust

Having confidence enough to rely on others and to be open to new people and different ideas.

Respect for People

Showing genuine concern for others, and treating people as individuals, with understanding and appreciation.


Being reliable and accountable in word and behaviour, and adhering to all aspects of Nordion’s Global Business Practice Standards.