Danaher signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue that CEOs can play a critical role in addressing.
As a unique collaborative group of more than 250 CEOs of the world's leading companies, we have agreed to take action to cultivate a workplace at Danaher where different points of view are welcomed and employees feel encouraged to discuss tough issues at work.
"Diversity and inclusion are difficult issues to navigate, but if we avoid constructive conversation about our differences, communication deteriorates and productivity suffers," said Tom Joyce, President & Chief Executive Officer. "It is my personal goal to commit to cultivating a work environment at Danaher where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, and share perspectives."
We signed onto this coalition to leverage individual voices, to collectively advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and in turn, improve Danaher performance, drive growth and enhance employee engagement. This initial commitment is the first step to catalyze further conversation and action around diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The following three action pillars align the organizations to help make collective and impactful change.
Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion.
Implement and expand unconscious bias education
Share best known—and unsuccessful—actions
To read more about the pledge, visit the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ unified hub, CEOAction.com.