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Diversity and Inclusion

We are diverse.

As of year-end 2015, our nearly 15,000 employees: 

  • Reside in 37 countries
  • Are approximately 46% male / 54% female
  • Are increasingly located outside the United States, with 66% international in 2015 versus 59% in 2010

We are inclusive. 

We at Bard believe inclusion is a catalyst for product leadership, global growth and talent development. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture where all talent can work together across functional and geographic boundaries, share diverse perspectives and capabilities, and deliver superior outcomes for our business, our shareholders, our customers and the patients we serve.

As we recruit and develop employees, Bard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or status as a recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, disabled veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran. We expect compliance with local laws wherever we operate around the world.

We are committed.

Bard has a Global Inclusion Leadership Council comprised of diverse, respected and influential leaders representing each of Bard’s major functions, geographies and businesses. The Council will not only raise awareness of inclusion across Bard, but will be responsible for reviewing and sharing great ideas and partnering with their organization’s leadership teams to build, execute and measure inclusion plans.

We are involved.

Bard Medical Division in Covington, Georgia, is developing the division’s next generation of technical leaders while developing women for future leadership roles through the Climbers Program. This two-year multi-disciplinary rotational program gives recent graduates full-time experience in the functional areas of Quality Assurance, R&D, Operations and either Regulatory Affairs or Marketing. When the rotations are complete, the program slots graduates into areas that balance their interests and Bard’s business needs.

Bard’s Global Market Access Program is fostering international collaboration as cross-functional teams are dispatched to various countries to assess the opportunities and barriers in local markets. Following the assessment, the country teams come to the U.S. division to analyze what was discovered, learn about best practices and develop an actionable product strategy tailored to the realities of their own market.

Bard Canada partners with ACCES Employment to give jobs to skilled immigrants and others who face barriers to employment in the Canadian job market. This partnership provides these employees opportunities to build and enhance the skills needed by Bard and other Canadian employers. Bard Canada has also partnered with several colleges and universities to provide co-op experiences for students, several of whom have been hired by Bard after obtaining their degrees.

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