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Our Core Values

When our values align, there's no limit to what we can achieve.

At Parexel, we all share the same goal - to improve the world's health. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, every clinical development solution we provide is underpinned by something special - a deep conviction in what we do.

We're not just the people with expertise, we're the people with heart. Our core values represent what we stand for and what we believe in, and demonstrate our commitment both to each other and to all of our stakeholders.

We Care

Everything we do has the potential to impact patient lives. We show we care by taking our work seriously, demonstrating empathy and acting with heart.

Our overarching Guiding Principle sits across our four core values and translates to all stakeholders - Employees, Customers, Sites and Patients.

Patients first

Each of us, no matter what we do at Parexel, contributes to the development of a therapy that ultimately will benefit a patient. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy and we're committed to making a difference.

  • We appreciate patients are people, not numbers or results.
  • We make decisions with an understanding of the patient’s point of view.
  • We act with urgency, bringing the right therapies to patients quickly and safely.
  • We protect patient data and privacy as if it was our own.

We recognize and uphold the importance of all people, the way we do things, our quest for innovation and most importantly, our patients.

  • We trust and encourage each other to do our best work.
  • We value different perspectives and cultures.
  • We leverage our colleagues' diverse strengths and expertise.
Empowerment and Accountability

We follow our hearts, we do the right thing and have the courage to own the outcome.

  • We work collaboratively to maximize our collective strength.
  • We make bold decisions, acting with urgency to deliver the best values to our customers.
  • We make things as simple and easy as possible.
  • We strive to deliver the highest quality every time.

From the smallest detail to the largest, we take quality seriously. We focus on the detail while never losing sight of the big picture to drive the best possible outcomes.

  • We consistently apply our talents to deliver the best results.
  • We embrace new challenges and opportunities with confidence.
  • We take informed risks to innovate and grow.
  • We admit our mistakes and keep our promises.

Download our Core Value Flyer as a PDF here.


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