Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

Our focus is on furthering inclusion, diversity and equity at BD to drive innovation, to better understand patient and customer needs, and to make BD the best possible place for all people to work. Creating a culture of individual belonging, building and engaging diverse teams, and leveraging the unique ideas, backgrounds, and experiences of our associates will deliver better outcomes for our global marketplace.

Inclusion, Diversity, & Equality

The strategic pillars of our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity framework

Intensify Commitment

Launching a Global Inclusion Council comprised of highly influential, next-generation leaders to facilitate action and drive change for their business, region or function.

Build Pipeline

Launching a pilot development program to accelerate the readiness of diverse internal pipeline talent.

Reshape Workplace

Completing a workplace fairness assessment of all talent processes and policies to refresh our offerings, starting with the launch of a global Flexible Workplace Policy.

Create Mindset

Expanding our unconscious bias education to conscious inclusion education.

Set Goals and Measure Outcomes

Analyzing results from our annual Voice of Associate (VoA) survey. This will inform the strategic actions we take to continuously improve our culture and better address the needs of all associates.

“Advancing the world of health” is a promise for all. Our commitment to the healthcare industry, our customers, and the communities we serve is deeply embedded in who we are as an organization. Our technology, innovation, and products help meet health care needs in every corner of the globe. To fulfill our Purpose; Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ID&E) are prominent and lived pieces of our culture.

BD is an inclusive organization where the members of our global team can be themselves, feel comfortable speaking up, grow and develop in their careers, and share their best and most innovative thinking. Our ID&E foundation is built on systems, processes, and tools that drive action and accountability. As we look ahead we will continue to hold ourselves accountable in setting goals, measuring our progress, and continually raising the bar to build towards the future.

Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report


Global Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Report

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Our most recently filed U.S. Federal Employment Information Report (EEO-1) is available for download. The data in the consolidated EEO-1 report is based on BD’s population in the U.S. in December 2021 and reflects BD’s U.S. workforce as of that time.  The EEO-1 report requires that we categorize employees into ten broad EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Job Categories. These categories do not necessarily match the job levels in which BD organizes its workforce and evaluates its diversity and inclusion data. Thus, meaningful comparisons between EEO-1 Report data and other descriptions of BD’s diversity statistics and disclosures may not be possible.