At Baxter, we believe in an inclusive culture and that a diverse workforce can drive innovation, create trusted partnerships with customers, suppliers and community partners, and can contribute to the success and sustainability of our company. This thinking forms the foundation of our global inclusion strategy, which is directly linked to one of the company’s aspirations to be inclusive in the way we work with all stakeholders and to commit to attracting, motivating and retaining a diverse workforce. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees, and recognise that every individual’s unique background and experience contributes to a successful organisation.
In the UK we have many initiatives in place to support this including being a Disability Confident Employer. This means we have undertaken and successfully completed a Disability Confident self-assessment we take all core actions as outlined by the scheme and offer at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to develop our people.
Another key focus area is supporting women in leadership through our Baxter Women Leaders group. This offers the opportunity to network and support women in Baxter through a series of activities and work streams and to contribute towards making the Baxter work environment a place where women flourish. Its mission is to help facilitate a culture where women are inspired to advance their career and develop their potential. Supporting and attracting individuals at the start of the career is also a key area. Through our Early Career Professionals group we focus on ways to attract and retain millennials and other young career starters to Baxter. A series of workshops have been developed along with informal coffee and chat drop in sessions with senior employees.