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Inclusion and diversity at GSK

We seek, value and draw on the differing knowledge, perspectives, experiences and styles resident in the larger community.

We believe strongly in inclusion and diversity. Not only is it the right way to do business, but it also leads to business success - unleashing the enormous potential of the differing knowledge, abilities, experiences and styles of our people, and enhancing our ability to respond to the differing needs of our patients and consumers.

At GSK, we expect everyone to help create a fair and inclusive work environment where diversity and individuality are embraced, where everyone has a sense of belonging and can bring their best and most authentic selves to work.

Together, these unique perspectives, abilities and wide variety of personal experience make our business stronger and more successful.

Our work to foster a more inclusive environment includes all-employee training to reduce conscious and unconscious bias in the workplace, and a focus on inclusion and diversity in our new leadership development programmes.

Emma Walmsley, CEO, GSKWe take pride in being a company where everyone can be themselves, and where diversity is embraced and celebrated. At GSK, we all hold ourselves accountable for ensuring that respect and inclusivity are at the very heart of our culture as a company.

Visit our global website to learn more about our global inclusion and diversity commitments from 2020.

We want our company to be a place where inclusion and diversity is valued and where we're all able feel a sense of belonging. Getting this right will strengthen our performance by bringing us even closer to the needs of our customers, patients, and of each other.

At GSK, we have a variety of active Employee Resource Groups covering all areas of diversity. Our Employee Resource Groups are strongly connected into our Global Diversity Councils and meet regularly with executive team members to share ideas views and perspectives.

Employee Resource Groups in India:

Woman icon  Women’s Leader Initiative (WLI) – WLI accelerates the personal development and professional advancement of women and men through transformational learning and leadership opportunities and experiences. For 2 years in a row (2019 and 2020), GSK was recognized as one of the Top 100 Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work.
Man icon  Spectrum – provides a supportive, nurturing forum for GSK's employees, across the spectrum of sexual orientation or gender identity. Spectrum support GSK’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally employees, and work with us to increase the awareness and understanding of issues and concerns that impact them. GSK Pharma India has been recognised as one of the most inclusive workplaces for the LGBT+ community by Stonewall in the India Workplace Equity Index survey.
Disability icon  Disability Confidence Network (DCN) – work to ensure all employees feel valued and are able to reach their potential through inclusion, awareness, education, access to workplace adaptations and advocacy. Our Disability Confidence Network provides a forum for employees to find out more about accessibility and raise awareness of local initiatives.

Why GSK

As a modern employer, we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively. At GSK, we offer:

Geetha Narayanan, Site Director - Nashik, Pharma Supply ChainAt GSK there are opportunities galore where I have been able to take charge of my personal and professional development in an inclusive environment enabled by GSK and its diverse set of competitive and talented colleagues.

Vidya Kuntoor, Area Business ManagerIn GSK, inclusivity means that women employees are not only allowed to be part of important decisions but are valued and appreciated for what they bring to the organisation.

Jigar Bhadra, Procurement HeadAs the leader of the LGBTQ+ employee group for GSK India, I’m proud to work for an organization that understands the importance of diverse teams and are taking actions for inclusion and equality. That’s even more relevant in a market like India, where, externally, LGBTQ+ rights are not widely recognized yet.

We aim to create a working environment where all employees feel included, respected and valued for the unique qualities they bring, and are empowered to contribute to their full potential.

GSK defines inclusion as the act of engaging and valuing all people and diversity as the sum total of the characteristics and experiences that make each person unique. Put simply, if diversity is about getting a mix, inclusion is about how to make the mix work.

To read more about our global Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, click here.