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Diversity & inclusion fuels our mission

Diversity & inclusion are key to how we operate, how we engage employees and how we drive competitive advantage.

Our workforce represents the people we serve

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are not just words – they are the reason we are able to deliver on our promise to invent for life. We foster a diverse workforce where employees feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives to work.

But diversity is only half of the story; inclusion is just as important. Inclusion means a sense of belonging. When our employees know they are crucial to our mission, not only will they thrive, but our company will, too.

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GD&I learning and development programs

We leverage a broad range of learning and development opportunities, such as our Foundations of D&I course and the Diverse Leadership Program.

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Global diversity & inclusion ambassador teams

Our global diversity & inclusion ambassador teams integrate our business strategy with our people strategy.

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Employee business resource groups (EBRGs)

EBRGs strengthen and diversify global leadership and provide culturally relevant insights that drive our success.

Our diversity & inclusion by the numbers

51%

new hires were female in 2018

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17K

EBRG members

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15K

diverse suppliers globally

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Our suppliers should be as diverse as the patients we serve

Our diverse supplier base helps us understand the needs of our people and patients. That’s why we engage a wide range of partners.

Powered by inclusion: How we celebrate our diverse workforce

Every September, we celebrate Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month. Throughout the month, we hold various events to honor the different dimensions of diversity and inclusion, celebrating the employees who make our company so unique.