No. 46 | AstraZeneca

From The Company

Inclusion and Diversity foster continuous innovation and constant learning and propel our growth as individuals and as a company. We also know that people are able to work better in environments where they feel safe and empowered. That is why 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.

To demonstrate our commitment to building an inclusive culture and diverse workforce, our Inclusion and Diversity strategy focuses on three priority areas:

  • Empowering inclusive leadership
  • Fostering an environment where we each “Speak Up” and speak our mind
  • Building and sustaining a diverse leadership and talent pipeline

We believe this commitment is fundamental to fueling the next wave of life-changing medicines that patients need and society values.

In 2020, we made a commitment to ensuring racial equity in our workplace and access to our medicines, in our clinical trials and beyond, including:

  • Talent pipeline: Ensuring our workforce is representative of the communities in which we operate by attracting, retaining and developing talent from underrepresented groups
  • Racial Fluency Training: Developing language and confidence to have open, meaningful conversations about race-related inclusion
  • Healthcare equity: Sustainable commitment to partnership to close racial equity gaps in healthcare around the world
  • Clinical trials: Ensuring that Inclusion and Diversity is addressed in the design and enrollment of our clinical trials to benefit diverse patient populations
  • Supplier diversity: Ensuring that we consider diversity in our list of preferred suppliers to support the economic development of diverse groups.

Beyond our organization, in 2021 we joined, as a founding partner, the World Economic Forum’s Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative, a coalition of 48 organizations representing 13 industries, with more than 5.5 million employees. It’s focused on a commitment to eradicate racism in the workplace and sets new global standards for racial equity in business. It also provides a platform for businesses to advocate together for inclusive policy change.

Company Facts


U.S. Headquarters: Wilmington, DE

Global Employees: 76,100

2021 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 49


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