Creating a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of everything we do.
Our WBA vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, well-being and beauty – caring for people and communities around the world. To make this a reality, we are creating a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of everything we do, and in which everyone feels heard, seen and valued.
To drive meaningful and sustainable change, we are deepening our investment in DE&I, but we know there is more we can do to create lasting change.
We are embodying our values, empowering our people, and embracing our differences. We are listening, learning and taking decisive action with and for our team members, customers, patients, communities and suppliers to realize our vision of equity and inclusion for all. We are #AllTogetherDifferent.
Our top priorities are more than a guide, they are hard-fast commitments we made to our Board of Directors as part of a company-wide mandate to advance DE&I.
Our fiscal year 2021 priorities include:
Strengthen supporting talent practices (diverse slates, diverse interview panels) and link to pay.
Capture international diversity demographics and provide solid global all-team reporting, with a focus on attracting and retaining women and people of color.
Raise the voice and profile of the Global Inclusion Council and Business Resource Groups to support inclusive business decision making.
Increase spend with diverse-owned businesses and expand supplier diversity program internationally.
Develop organizational curriculum on DE&I, linked to WBA value of ‘Inclusion’.
WBA's Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are designed to help us to create a more inclusive workplace. Team member-led, the BRGs provide an opportunity to build connections with others who share similar interests, backgrounds or experiences outside of their regular work groups. The aim is to work together to create an environment where team members can thrive, promote diversity and inclusivity, as well as providing insights to help us better meet the needs of our customers and patients.
We value external recognition as it tells us that we're working on the right things and going about them in the right way. Most importantly, these awards recognize and celebrate our team members' efforts and achievements.