ABPI’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use the medicines and vaccines of the future.

Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces that deliver innovations to improve the lives of everyone in the UK is critical if we are to deliver on our mission.

This strategy sets out how the ABPI can work with our members to help drive this change.

We will do this by:

  • Establishing an EDI Baseline for the
    Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Delivering a policy programme targeted at addressing health inequalities in the UK
  • Refreshing ABPI’s EDI policies
Download the ABPI’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

One year on

When we launched our inaugural Equality Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) strategy in April 2021, it was with the objective of setting down a marker for the priorities where we felt ABPI could have most impact. The strategy is rooted in ABPI’s mission to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use the medicines and vaccines of the future, and is seen as being critical to our ability to deliver on our mission.

This update sets out our progress on the original Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

It summarises the steps we have taken in each area of work and our views on current status as well as an overview of the next actions we plan to take.

Download One year on: a review of progress on the ABPI’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy

Workforce Report

Building on the work of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP), the ABPI worked with members to create a baseline of current EDI policies.

Download the report to access all the detailed facts, figures insights and recommendations.

Download the report into Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the UK Pharmaceutical Workforce

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the pharmaceutical industry

Watch our video to see the ABPI’s Vice President Pinder Sahota explain why ED&I is so important to pharmaceutical companies.

Society is diverse and it's really important that our industry reflects this.

 

We need to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion if we're to deliver for the patients that we serve.

 

And from a people point of view, having an inclusive and diverse culture will mean that we bring a variety of ideas and experiences to help us succeed in what we do.

 

And here at the ABPI we're absolutely committed to making sure that all our members place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything that we do.

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