Global Diversity Inclusion Strategy
Our Global Diversity Inclusion strategy is closely aligned with our Talent Management strategy of attracting, engaging, building, leveraging, and retaining the diversity of talent necessary to achieve our strategy of innovation, operational effectiveness, and strengthening organizational and individual capability.
Creating a diverse, inclusive environment is an important part of BD's culture.
Associate Networking Groups
At our global headquarters in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, we offer the Associate Networking Group- Network XYZ . The goal of the network is to support BDs talent management efforts by providing a forum for a multi-generational workforce that:
Objective Based Mentoring
Objective Based Mentoring is a planned and facilitated partnership that focuses on helping our associates obtain specific objectives over a designated period of time. In addition, several forms of informal mentoring are widely spread throughout the company globally.
As a global company, celebrations vary by country and region. BD provides the flexibility for associates to decide how they want to educate and engage their fellow co-workers in celebrating the richness of our diversity. Throughout the year, groups of associates around the world volunteer their time and talent to acknowledge various cultures and religious and national holidays. Celebrations have included International Womens Day and Diversity Inclusion Week.
Diversity Inclusion Training
Through our internal BD University we offer a cluster of Diversity Inclusion related courses:
By providing our associates with valuable tools and learnings, we are able to enhance skill sets needed for working in an inclusive environment.
Our purpose of Helping all people live healthy lives includes supporting our associates in living holistic and healthy lives. At our global headquarters a Quiet Room is available to all associates desiring a quiet place for a few moments of contemplation, reflection, meditation or personal prayer during the business day. One can also find a quiet place in our Singapore location.
The BD Supplier Diversity Program covers the Companys United States and Puerto Rico operations, and supports BDs efforts under its Small Business Subcontracting Plan to source supplies (including finished goods, parts and raw materials) and services from qualified suppliers that meet our high quality standards and fulfill our materials, supplies, and service requirements.
BD encourages Small Business participation in its sourcing endeavors and strives to provide an equitable opportunity for qualified Small Businesses to compete for new and re-bid purchases. The BD Company Procurement department, in collaboration with its Government National Accounts department, is leading this effort with the support of senior management through the Leadership Team.back to main Diversity Inclusion page