Sustainability report

Talent Management

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to improve employee recruitment, engagement and retention supports our aspiration of Fostering an Inclusive Culture Where all Employees Grow and Thrive.

Definition

Developing strategies for attracting, developing and retaining employees. 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. And, our work to promote 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

Highlight story

Total Wellness Inspires Employees with “Well-Being Your Way”

As a dancer and cheerleader growing up, Amy Hytowitz, Sr. Director, Global Communications at Edwards, was active and fit. However, after two pregnancies and a million delicious life celebrations, Amy began to move less and eat more, and she gained a considerable amount of weight. She became sluggish and increasingly concerned about the effect her unhealthy choices were having on those around her, including her children. When she joined Edwards Lifesciences, she saw the healthy choices of her colleagues and she was inspired to join a local health program where she met with a health care professional once a week to review her biometrics, which helped her understand how her lifestyle habits were affecting her body. She also attended weekly meetings led by a nutritionist where she learned tips and tricks from peers who were going through similar journeys. Amy also committed to exercising 3-4 times a week to stay active. Since then, she has lost 75 pounds and is motivated to keep going. “This is a continuous journey but the changes I’ve seen have been remarkable,” Amy shares. “Not only am I healthier, I’m also emotionally lighter and I feel like I’m having a positive impact on those around me.”

Our Total Wellness program inspires employees to build upon healthy habits and, in 2019 through its “Well-Being Your Way” initiative, provided a special focus on mental, cardiovascular and financial well-being. From living an active lifestyle to better nutrition and managing stress, Total Wellness provided employees with valuable information to optimize their well-being all year long.