Influential in the fight against COVID-19, AstraZeneca sits at number 49 on DiversityInc’s list.
The pharmaceutical and biotechnology company believes that inclusion and diversity foster continuous innovation and constant learning, propelling both individual and company wide growth,
“We aim to create an inclusive workplace and a workforce that reflects our communities and the patients we help, delivering diversity of thought, incorporating cultural understanding and ultimately stimulating an atmosphere where our employees feel they belong,” said AstraZeneca.
Demonstrating its commitments, AstraZeneca’s strategy focuses on three priorities: empowering inclusive leadership, fostering a ‘speak up’ and ‘speak our mind’ environment, building and sustaining a diverse leadership and talent pipeline.
AstraZeneca in 2020, made commitments to ensure racial equity in the workplace and access to medicines, and is a founding partner of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business’ initiative, a coalition of 48 organisations.
“Championing Inclusion and Diversity is not only an important part of being a great place to work, it also benefits society as a whole. Our ongoing objective is to ensure that our organization represents community diversity at all levels, and that our culture is an inclusive one,” said Rebekah Martin, Senior Vice President, Reward and Inclusion, AstraZeneca.
“Diversity must be recognized and celebrated, and I could not be prouder of the progress we continue to make to ensure that different perspectives, talents and ideas are harnessed,” added Pascal Soriot, CEO, AstraZeneca.