Pharmaceutical companies have a huge role to play in our communities. Across the board, we know that accessible products and services are better for everyone. We also know that diverse and inclusive teams are happier and perform better.
Research in the health sector has shown that more inclusive practices lead to more engagement of health practitioners, leading to better patient outcomes. Getting inclusion right in the pharma sector, from labs to headquarters and through to clinical trials, holds huge potential for impact.
So, how does pharma look when it comes to diversity and inclusion?
Let’s take gender pay gaps. Gender pay gaps (GPG) are public knowledge in the UK and can be viewed on the UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Service. Glassdoor ranks the top pharmaceutical companies in the UK as GSK, IQVIA, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer. We looked at how these organisations compared to one another and the average GPG in the UK. The next reporting deadline in the UK is March 30 2023, and these comparisons are from the most recent available data in the 2020/21 reporting year.