Diversity and Inclusion

What We Believe

At Shire, we believe in the power of our collective differences. New ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking fuel Shire’s future. The benefits we bring to patients and society as a whole stem directly from the diverse experiences and perspectives of our workforce. For that reason, we embrace the multiple dimensions of our employees and are committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive working culture that values differences.

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Patients

Patients

We consider the diversity of our patients and adapt our strategies to meet their needs.

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Workplace

Workplace

We cultivate an environment where our employees can bring their whole selves.

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Talent

Talent

We attract, retain, and advance our employees by valuing their unique and diverse perspectives.

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Connections

Connections

We strive to build our brand and our reputation in the diverse communities where we do business.

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Why We Believe

Shire is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, or any other personal characteristic.

We consider our diverse and inclusive workforce a strategic advantage. It is at the core of our ability to deliver on our mission and enables us to better serve our patients and communities. If we mirror the diversity of our patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, we create better solutions for them.

In addition to our workforce, Shire is committed to promoting diversity among our suppliers through the Supplier Diversity Program.

Our Business Resource Groups

One way all employees can champion diversity and inclusion at Shire is through involvement in our Business Resource Groups (BRGs). BRGs create opportunities for employees with shared backgrounds, affinities, and life experiences — along with their supporting allies — to advance business goals and foster an inclusive work environment.

BRGs are a valued part of the Shire infrastructure and important to our company’s success. They contribute to building diverse and inspired teams by leading initiatives that help us attract, develop, and retain talent; enhance our decision-making processes; strengthen and shape our culture; and engage with the world around us through meaningful community outreach. BRGs can also help us drive for innovative solutions cultivated through insightful engagement with diverse patients, caregivers, and business partners.

Each of our BRGs is led by and supports a unique community of our employees: B-Equal (LGBT+), Black Leadership Council, Building Asian Leaders, Early Career Professionals, EnAbles (Disability and Caregivers), Faith@Work, Impacto (Latino), VETS (Veterans and Military Families), and Women@Shire and affiliates (Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, GROW).