Our focus is on furthering Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) at BD to drive innovation, to better understand patient and customer needs, and to make BD the best possible place for all people to work. Creating a culture of individual belonging, building and engaging diverse teams and leveraging the unique ideas, backgrounds and experiences of our associates will deliver better outcomes for our global marketplace. At BD, furthering Inclusion and Diversity is not just the right thing to do—it is both a cultural priority and a strategic imperative. This year, we further demonstrated our commitment by creating and staffing a vice president role within our Inclusion and Diversity organization.
The I&D team works with our business, functional and regional leaders, Council, ARGs and Human Resources. Together, they plan, develop and direct strategies to more effectively recruit, develop and retain the Company’s diverse workforce.
The strategic pillars of our Inclusion and Diversity framework continue to include:
Intensify commitment—launching a Global Inclusion Council comprised of highly influential, next-generation leaders to facilitate action and drive change for their business, region or function
Build pipeline—launching a pilot development program to accelerate the readiness of diverse internal pipeline talent
Reshape workplace—completing a workplace fairness assessment of all talent processes and policies to refresh our offerings, starting with a launch of a global Flexible Workplace Policy
Create mindset—expanding our unconscious bias education to conscious inclusion education
Set goals and measure outcomes—analyzing results from our annual Voice of Associate (VoA) survey. This will inform the strategic actions we take to continuously improve our culture and better address the needs of all associates
For more details regarding our Inclusion and Diversity strategy and framework, please download and review our most recent Sustainability Report.