We understand the importance of fostering a workplace that enables our employees to grow their careers, achieve their best and thrive in life. When this happens, everyone benefits.
Biogen Idec believes in the right of all individuals to achieve their full potential. We therefore welcome all applicants for employment and strive to provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement. Biogen Idec will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by local government agencies or law.
We believe that diverse teams are stronger, smarter teams, contributing a wealth of expertise, experience and perspectives that enrich our company’s ability to contribute to a healthier, global society.
Biogen Idec’s diversity strategy focuses on the following areas:
- To provide attractive employment opportunities for diverse candidates at all levels and in all segments of our organization;
- To pursue and maintain relationships with sources of diverse candidates, community organizations and academic institutions; and
- To comply with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment.
To thrive as an organization, Biogen Idec is committed to providing full and equal opportunity to all. Learn more about our new strategic focus on diversity and inclusion.
Our commitment to diversity extends across our business to our suppliers. At Biogen Idec, we are committed to sourcing from diverse and locally owned small businesses, including those owned by minorities, women, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, among others. We believe our relationships with these suppliers are good both for our business and our communities. In 2011, we spent $17.5 million with diverse suppliers.