At Celgene, we respect and value all diversity of human identity and expression. To achieve our fullest potential, we expect everyone to embrace diversity, promote inclusion, and champion the free exchange of ideas. It is our responsibility to continually foster a culture of acceptance and respect where every employee’s voice is heard and matters, and each individual has equal opportunity to drive our growth and innovation.
We also understand the importance of appreciating the uniqueness of each individual and supporting diversity within the communities in which our employees reside and where Celgene does business. Only by appreciating the talents, backgrounds and diverse perspectives of each employee can we do our best work for the patients we serve.
Women constitute 52.8 percent of Celgene’s global workforce and received 53.3 percent of all promotions during 2017.
Celgene has been a partner of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) since 2006 and annually recognizes Celgene HBA Rising Stars within the organization, providing visibility organization-wide to the talent and accomplishments of our female employees. In 2017, the HBA Steering Committee was acknowledged as a Celgene employee resource group for women, renamed Women Advancing Leadership at Celgene (WALC). Minority employees make up 34.3 percent of our U.S. workforce and received 33 percent of all promotions during 2017. Celgene’s global workforce includes employees in 40 countries.
Introducing the Celgene pride alliance: New organization aims to support LGBTQI colleagues and allies
In 2018, Celgene launched a new employee resource group to support our LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) employees and their allies.
The Celgene Pride Alliance will be a global resource for our entire LGBTQI community, participating in social and charitable events, attending external recruiting events, and engaging in professional development.
Over the past two years, Celgene has added additional benefits to support the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and there has been a continued interest in growing our efforts in these areas.
“Celgene’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will allow the company to attract the best talents, inspire employees and create an environment where differences are welcomed to challenge the status quo, lead to innovation and achieve our patient-focused mission.”
Chair, Celgene Pride Alliance
Diversity and Inclusion: Recent Accomplishments
- Recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality with a stellar Corporate Equality Index (CEI) score of 100 percent for 2019. The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees (LGBTQ).
- Nominated by the Healthcare Business Association (HBA) as a founding company for the HBA Gender Parity Collaborative and participation in the McKinsey Women in the Workforce Study for 2018
- Extended health-insurance coverage to be transgender-inclusive and added progressive benefits including paid caregiver leave, paid parental leave for all new parents and a part-time “bridge back to work” policy; enhanced and inclusive family-focused benefits including breastmilk freezing/shipping, fertility benefits for employees and their partners, adoption assistance and surrogacy reimbursement
- Launched companywide Employee Resource Groups including Women Advancing Leadership at Celgene (WALC), Celgene Pride Alliance (CPA), and People of Color
- Expanded flexible work arrangements and added Summer Fridays
- Continued focused diversification of leadership development programs
- Use of diverse data-driven candidate slates for Talent Acquisition to increase candidate diversity among job requisitions
- Unconscious bias and decision-making training provided across the enterprise to enhance parity relating to talent reviews, performance management and recruiting