Diversity

We measure our success by how well we enable people to achieve and to thrive. Patients, caregivers, shareholders and colleagues deserve our best.

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 — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or orientation, veteran or marital status.

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 establish and sustain meaningful relationships with sources for 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.

Supplier Diversity

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 2010, we spent $27.5 million with diverse suppliers.