At AbbVie, we are committed to equity, equality, diversity and inclusion (EED&I) as these resonate with our core beliefs and also our strategic goals for healthier societies. We embrace the responsibility of making a remarkable impact on patients through the innovative medicines and solutions we create together. This is driven by Our Principles, one of which is Embracing Diversity & Inclusion.
Developing and bringing innovative, life-changing medicines to patients requires diversity of thought – and diversity of thought comes from a diverse workforce. Additionally important, we serve a wide variety of patient populations around the world and it is crucial that as a company, we reflect them and represent their voices.
Embracing Diversity & Inclusion is one of our five Principles. We treat everyone equally, with dignity and respect, and we welcome the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that allow us to achieve better health for societies.
Equity: Equity is about fairness. It is about varying levels of support to acknowledge the roles of certain advantages and differences. It accounts for varying levels of challenge and circumstance to get to the same starting point. It ensures that each person gets what they need. Equity refers to fairness and equality to achieve better outcomes, not just in support and opportunity. Sometimes, equity is the vehicle to equality.
Equality: At AbbVie, Equality is about appreciating differences and treating people with dignity and respect. It is the fair treatment of people regardless of their appearance or where they come from.
Diversity: We believe Diversity is about valuing our individual and collective differences while sharing an infinite range of ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds to broaden our perspective. We seek to build diverse teams at every level of the organization so that our impact can reach people from all walks of life.
Inclusion: At AbbVie, Inclusion takes on an active stance by accepting each person as an important part of our organization. It encourages a continuous collaboration between individuals and teams, allowing for new possibilities to be born out of different points of view. Most importantly, inclusion enables a sense of belonging, and it is through this that we create the most value from diverse teams.