Diversity, equity and inclusion

“At Stryker, we stand for a work environment that does not tolerate discrimination, injustice or acts of violence. We strive to foster a culture where all employees feel safe, included and engaged. Our mission and values unite employees around a diverse and inclusive culture that focuses on doing what’s right and making healthcare better.”

– Kevin Lobo   

At Stryker, an essential part of our culture has always been respecting each individual’s strengths and value. Building on this foundation, we continue to create an inclusive, engaging work environment and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in keeping with our values of integrity and people.

Our diversity strategy calls on us to encourage, value and leverage differences to build an inclusive and engaging work environment, and we continue to integrate this strategy across our efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce.

Advocating for DE&I: Our Chairman and CEO, Kevin Lobo, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge in 2019, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace, and we continue to make progress against our commitments. He also advocated making diversity, equity and inclusion a strategic priority for the MedTech industry through our trade association, AdvaMed, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Listening sessions: To allow and encourage the sharing of opinions, experiences and emotions around the topic of DE&I, and to identify opportunities to create a more inclusive workplace, we initiated a series of dialogue sessions, called “Days of Understanding,” hosted by leaders from Stryker’s employee resource groups.

Unconscious bias training: Unconscious biases exist even in the most open-minded people and organizations. Our “Think Twice” course, a workshop that showcases what bias is, how it shows up, and what to do about it, is a proactive effort to increase awareness and teach skills on how to address our biases. Since launch, more than 6,680 employees in nearly 40 countries have participated in the training, including our CEO and the Stryker Leadership Team.

Talent acquisition and development: We continued our efforts to attract and develop diverse talent and to implement inclusive policies and practices.

We are proud of our efforts to date at Stryker but recognize achieving diversity, equity and inclusion is a long-term journey. We are committed to continuing to do the work necessary to build a workplace that allows all people to bring their authentic selves to work and realize their potential.