We are working to create a 21st-century workforce that is gender-balanced and inclusive of top, diverse talent. A positive, inclusive and high-performing work environment is essential in order for our employees to feel welcomed and valued, and to be able to fully contribute to the business objectives of their teams.

Global Diversity & Inclusion

We understand that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our success and core to future innovation. We foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all employees feel welcomed and valued─a culture where we regard every individual as a source of competitive advantage in our larger mission of saving and improving lives.


of new hires in 2017 were female


of our management roles in 2017 were held by women


of new U.S. hires in 2017 were members of underrepresented ethnic groups


of our U.S. executive roles in 2017 were held by members of underrepresented ethnic groups

Material Topics

Based on the outcome of a formal corporate responsibility materiality assessment, these are some of the employee-related issues we address that are most important to our business and external stakeholders.

Employee Well-Being

For over 125 years, our company has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines to address many of the world’s most challenging diseases. We must lead by example. Therefore we are committed to helping our employees and their families be healthy and stay safe. Only when our employees feel their best, in all aspects of their lives, can they perform at their highest level.

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Awards & Recognition

We have been recognized for our commitment to fostering a workplace where our employees and our business can thrive.


Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Company for 2017


Gold recognition in the 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index

The SDGs and Our Employees

This interactive graphic indicates which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most closely aligns with our efforts to foster a culture of true inclusion for all.

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