Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at B. Braun
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is recognizing, respecting and valuing differences which fosters and sustains a workplace culture of belonging and empowerment. DEI is not only the right thing to do; it is a critical business imperative that accelerates innovation and drives results for our customers and the patients they serve.
Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
Our Employee Resource Groups are open to all employees across the region. The groups ensure our employees have an opportunity to be heard and engaged, while driving business performance and innovation.
Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
At the Company, Allyship SPARK is not an identity but a commitment by individuals to intentionally collaborate in the promotion of workplace equity, inclusion and diversity through supportive working relationships. We achieve this by empathic listening, learning, engaging, and connecting our diverse workforce. As stewards of equity, inclusion and diversity, we take actions that support all the Company’s employees and enable them to bring their whole selves to work and contribute fully to the organization’s Transform our Future strategy.
The Asian ERG aims to elevate and empower our members in business decisions, recruiting, retention, and workplace culture. Additionally, we advocate for an inclusive workplace that values, respects, and supports our members to reach their full potential. As a diverse community, we affirm the contributions of and celebrate our unique cultures and stand up for each other.
The purpose of B.U.I.L.D is to be a strategic partner with B. Braun to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion through continual learning, employee development and growth. BUILD will advance the understanding and inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals. The Vision, Purpose, Goals, Policies and Activities of BUILD are fully aligned with those of B. Braun’s Vision, Purpose and Goals.
The LATIN ERG supports the recruitment and retention of LATIN employees, promotes cultural awareness, builds relationships with each other, shares ideas, and assists in professional development and advancement. Our approach acknowledges and affirms the importance of intersectional and holistic development, providing and nurturing a sense of community while helping the Company recognize our members' achievements and supporting its business strategy.
The Company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) ERG, advances an inclusive workplace culture supporting LGBTQ+ employees. We champion the Company’s strategic direction by creating a more inclusive workplace through education, networking, advocacy, and mentorship.
Persons with Unique Abilities ERG
The Persons with Unique Abilities ERG advances awareness and inclusion, promotes a safe harbor for members and their allies to bring our whole self, be heard, understood, and utilize our full potential. We support the Company’s mission and business strategy through our collective voices to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment.
The Women’s ERG at the Company promotes personal and professional development, enabling women to grow, thrive, and achieve career goals. Our mission is to foster an inclusive environment supporting and encouraging women to find their voice and be heard. Through networking and professional development, we help the organization attract and retain women across all levels.
At the Company, Veterans support our proud employee community and encourage each other through shared experiences, veteran recruitment, hiring, career development, community engagement, professional growth, and retention. Bringing together our military background, we explore to mobilize our strengths to serve the Company better.
“The ERGs are important because they allow employees with a particular identity, like women, to form groups where they empower themselves. They educate the rest of the organization on their own culture, values, or differences. And these groups also offer the opportunity for networking and just that incredible support that comes with being able to identify with others. Especially, those who have the same struggles that others have had and can work together to exert a positive change in an organization.”
- Angela Karpf, Corporate Vice President, Medical Affairs
"PRIDE is a statement for me. A statement that I am proud to be who I am and love who I love. With the creation of the LGBTQ+ ERG at B. Braun, I feel like they, too, are making a statement: that the whole of me is accepted here. We have received such amazing responses to the emails from B. Proud recognizing Pride and thanking us for the representation along with the education. I look forward to continuing to work with B. Proud to increase the visibility of the ERG."
- Jason Maschi, Hospital Care Account Manager
"I value diversity as a tool to learn from each other and also as a powerful source of creativity, innovation and strength because it brings new perspectives to face the challenges as a team. Our Latin ERG provides the environment where ideas flow and everyone feels “como en casa” (“like home”). I am proud to be part of this conversation, representing my Latin heritage."
- Damián Rodríguez, Director Labeling Development and Product Identification
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
B. Braun is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
Commitment to Hiring Veterans
We’re honored to employ veterans and grateful for their contributions to our company and our country. That’s why we actively recruit military personnel transitioning to the business world and why we value the experience and dedication veterans bring to the workplace.
We regularly attend recruitment events. Click here to see our event schedule for 2021.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
The B. Braun group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment.
B. Braun invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by contacting Human Resources 610-691-5400. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please send an e-mail to AccommodationRequest@bbraunusa.com.