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Argonne National Laboratory

Our Core Values

At Argonne National Laboratory, we accelerate science and technology to ensure U.S. prosperity and security. Our Core Values provide the foundation for our success.

As we work across a wide spectrum from discovery to applied science and continue to expand into new scientific frontiers, our core values guide us in maintaining a safe and inclusive environment in which our employees and partners can thrive.


We think creatively, pursue innovative ideas, and deliver excellence to positively change our community, nation, and world.


We take personal responsibility for the safety, security, and well-being of ourselves, those around us, and our environment.


We embrace diversity, value the perspectives and contributions of others, and act professionally toward all.


We are honest, keep our commitments, and take responsibility for our actions and outcomes.


We include and inspire others, share and communicate openly, and celebrate success as one Argonne team.