A strategic focus on diversity and inclusion is essential to Sandoz’s long-term success; it is simply good business. Diversity means we have employees who bring a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds, and approaches to our work. It allows us to provide our patients and customers with the most creative and effective solutions, and enables us to attract the best talent. We are committed to embracing diversity – in nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion – and inclusion in everything we do.
Strategic Direction and Accountability
Since 2008, the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council is the guiding force for Sandoz diversity and inclusion, and addresses the topics of diverse talent, building an inclusive culture and identifying marketing opportunities to serve diverse, underserved patients. The Global D&I Council articulates the business case for diversity and helps to jumpstart some of our most important leadership, recruitment, training, mentoring and diversity programs both globally and in some key local markets, as the UK.
Being the Best Requires Attracting the Best
Our vision is to become the leading generics company by cultivating an inclusive, high performance environment that values diversity. Our strategy is to leverage our recruiting efforts around the world to create a pipeline of talented candidates with truly diverse backgrounds in the 160 countries in which we operate. Attracting and retaining diverse talent gives us a key competitive edge in the global war for talent.
Building a Culture of Inclusion – a Corporate Priority and Personal Responsibility
To achieve our goal of providing affordable, accessible medicines to patients around the world, Sandoz requires the participation of every employee. As such, all employees are expected to participate in mentoring, recruiting and supporting their colleagues. All employees also have an obligation to treat one another with dignity and respect – from the newest employee to the most senior. To this end, we have developed Inclusive Leadership training, a program which focuses on the importance of managing inclusively in order to build and sustain our high performance culture. In addition to training, we are also focused on raising awareness for and promoting diversity and inclusion through various initiatives at the global and country level. In the UK as an example, we have been running such events as Bring Your Child to Work Day or Unconscious Bias sessions or celebrating different cultures by sharing traditions and values of various nationalities.
Driving business results by leveraging diversity in the marketplace
By investing resources into understanding our patient groups and their diverse needs, Sandoz can better achieve its mission of increasing global patient access to high-quality, affordable medicines. It is clear that we already have the knowledge, skills and worldwide reach to be successful. Now, we are building a culture that draws on the broadest possible spectrum of ideas, experiences and perspectives. Looking ahead, our corporate culture aims to fully embrace its diversity and to empower every member of our team to succeed. This shared commitment will truly make Sandoz the very best it can be.
Job Number: UK/MKT/SDZ/17-0045 Date of Preparation: 2nd May 2017