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Edwards Lifesciences’ focuses on initiatives that continuously innovate and improve employee recruitment, engagement and retention to support our aspiration of fostering an inclusive culture where all employees grow and thrive.

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Developing strategies for attracting, developing and retaining talent. Edwards Lifesciences 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 commitment to promoting workplace health and safety serves our Aspiration of fostering an inclusive culture where all employees grow and thrive, while providing Edwards employees with health resources and safe working conditions.

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Fostering an inclusive culture where all employees grow and thrive

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Employee Programs Prioritize Staying Fit – Mentally and Physically

Now more than ever, emphasis on mental and physical well-being is critical to a healthy workforce. Our mental well-being is as important as physical health; in fact, the two are interconnected. Mental well-being includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it affects how employees think, feel, and respond to life’s stressors.

We recently launched two pivotal programs at Edwards to inspire and support our teams to nourish their mind and bodies.

Mind+ Leader Video Series

The Mind+ Leader video series features Edwards Lifesciences senior leaders in a casual and open conversation with Dr. Tista Ghosh, our Vice President of Employee Health, sharing unique advice for elevating their mindsets and those of their teams. These leaders openly share real examples in their lives of how they think about mental well-being, tactics to nurture it, times they grappled with stress or well-being and how they recommend focusing on their own, and colleagues’ mental health.

Videos are shared regularly with employees, along with other educational resources available to support their mental health.

Global Movement Challenge

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A partnership with Walkingspree has made staying active easy and engaging for Edwards employees as part of our Global Movement Challenge. Walkingspree is a digital app that does the heavy lifting for employees who can set steps goals, track steps, log activity, challenge co-workers and earn prizes.

Employees simply engage in physical activity and the Walkingspree app automatically syncs from their device. Points are earned for different activities and achieving program milestones, all incentives for staying active. The camaraderie and competitive fun of tracking results against co-workers has had a ripple effect, with close to 80 percent of participating employees averaging more than 7,000 steps per day, better than the U.S. national average.