We believe that we are stronger together by valuing our differences. Events in 2020 reinforced that we must accelerate our efforts with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Respect for individuals has always been a foundation of our culture. Building on this foundation, we continue to create an inclusive, engaging work environment and prioritize DE&I in keeping with our values of integrity — “We do what’s right” and people — “We grow talent.”
We continue to focus on our DE&I efforts and made significant strides in 2020, including refining our commitments.
Our DE&I commitments
Attract, develop and advance talent that reflects the diversity of our customers, patients, communities and stakeholders
Create an equitable culture that removes barriers, engages all talent and inspires every employee to achieve their full potential
Optimize the power of diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives to make healthcare better
We grow talent
To meet these commitments, we will continue to do the following:
These commitments will be made actionable in part through goals to:
of women and racial/ethnically diverse talent to reflect our markets.
Double our investment
in diversity recruitment over five years.
Increase jobs for Black Americans
through active engagement as a founding member of the OneTen coalition.
Ensure 100 percent of people managers complete DE&I training
within one year of hire or promotion to manager.
Actively support ERGs
through increased funding and executive leadership sponsorship.
Measure employee sentiment
on inclusion and belonging through regular engagement surveys and ensure parity across gender and racial/ethnic groups.
We will include progress against these goals in future reporting. To support these commitments, in 2020 we:
Our vice president, global human resources oversees our DE&I efforts. Our leadership teams regularly review our diversity metrics, including representation, slates, hires and succession plans, and initiate strategies and actions to support continued progress. And our goals link up to the CEO, who has a functional goal to improve the company’s DE&I, as noted in our 2020 Proxy statement. 103-2
In 2020, Stryker became a founding member of OneTen, a coalition of leading executives dedicated to upskill, hire and advance one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.
Representation data 102-8, 405-1
Representation data 405-1
Race/ethnicity U.S. only
*Includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, two or more races, and not disclosed.
Note: Including Wright Medical. Does not include Puerto Rico.
Diversity data for our Board of Directors can be found in our 2020 Proxy statement.