Sustainability report

Diversity & inclusion

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to promote diversity and inclusion serves our aspiration of Fostering an Inclusive Culture Where all Employees Grow and Thrive.

Definition

Edwards strives to maintain and enhance a culture reflective of our Credo and Aspirations. We believe that fostering a diverse, inclusive culture is critical to our long-term success as we help more patients around the world.

Our aspirations

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Fostering an inclusive culture where all employees grow and thrive

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Edwards Network of Women research informs ERG toolkit

At Edwards, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are groups of employees who come together to serve as a resource to support commonalities, business goals and diversity and inclusion initiatives. In 2017, the newly formed ERG called Edwards Network of Women (E.NOW) conducted a global survey and in-depth interviews with ERG leaders. During the engagement, the team gathered best practices for effective ERG management and feedback on how our ERGs are impacting employee perceptions of Edwards. It challenged ERG leaders to think broadly and dream big, and confirmed that ERGs can positively impact the greater good of diversity and inclusion at Edwards. Results prompted the development of an ERG toolkit, a blueprint to better prepare future ERG leaders to make an impact and provide consistent guidance on how ERGs are formed and managed to be successful at Edwards. Other ERGs at Edwards include the Friends of Veterans Network, Generations, MultiCultural and Rainbow Alliance.