Diversity and inclusion

"Edwards is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture where all of our employees can grow and thrive. We value and encourage diverse perspectives as well as new ways of thinking and behaving as we strive to help more patients around the world."

- Mike Mussallem, Chairman and CEO

Our dedication and commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top and is visible throughout our company. We consider diversity critical to our mission of transforming patient care through medical breakthroughs. As we build upon this foundation, we understand that there is true value in diversity of thought - diverse perspectives lead to innovation, better decisions and make our company more adaptable to the evolving business environment. As such, we have established employee programs and initiatives designed to attract, develop, and retain our diverse talent.

Edwards' Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team make diversity and inclusion a priority and regularly review internal processes and programs to ensure that they foster a culture that actively and consistently values diversity.

women in leadership

Women in leadership

The women's leadership initiative at Edwards Lifesciences affords our female leaders unique opportunities to grow their careers and build relationships via learning sessions and networking events. Read Jennifer Baer's post on LinkedIn to learn more.

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A veteran's story

We're committed to hiring Veterans. We're also active in the community of Vets. Wounded Warriors, and their families. Read Joe Dye's recent post on LinkedIn to learn more.

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Fostering diversity of thought

Diversity plays an important role in innovation. Diverse talent breeds diverse thought and encourages innovation. Companies that are continually changing are continually improving. Read Donzel Johnson's post on LinkedIn to learn more.

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Fair and equitable pay

We are committed to our employees, and we demonstrate this commitment, in part, by ensuring that our pay practices are fair and equitable, and by providing a work environment that recognizes each individual as an important member of a culturally diverse, worldwide Edwards team.

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Community Outreach

Community outreach

As one of Orange County's largest employers, we support local organizations that help minority students prosper. Our campus in Irvine often serves as a meeting location for organizations such as 100 Black Men of Orange County and Girls Inc. of Orange County.

Diversity and Inclusion Performance

Diversity and inclusion performance

We report annually on our diversity and inclusion performance in our Sustainability Report. We engage in dialogue and transparency with our stakeholders to act as trusted partners and be accountable for our environmental, social and governance performance.

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Greenlight a vet

Employees are invited to join us in the GreenLight A Vet movement, which seeks to rally national support for our veterans by encouraging everyone to change one light to green in a visible location, and to keep it glowing as a symbol of appreciation. Edwards U.S. facilities will keep a green light on and we hope you will do the same at home.

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Our Credo

Through our actions, we will become trusted partners with customers, colleagues, and patients — creating a community unified in its mission to improve the quality of life around the world.

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