Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are built into our company values and promises.

Diversity & Inclusion

Critical to Culture and Business

Delivering on an employee promise of inclusion is part of our culture now. As a result, we are a better Elanco, we are a healthier enterprise, and we are delivering better solutions in animal health. I am grateful for the support of Diversity & Inclusion that we see from grassroots efforts all the way to senior leadership, and we will continue to harness this momentum to further our journey.

Katie Schoenberg, Ph.D., Portfolio & Product Leader for Animal Care Expansion and Chair of Elanco's Diversity & Inclusion Council

At Elanco, we’re focused on discovering new ways healthier animals can solve our world’s greatest health and environmental challenges, and this innovation is only possible through an inclusive culture of employees with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and perspectives. Diversity and inclusion are critical to creating and maintaining our purpose-driven culture, and strengthening our promises to our employees and customers.

Critical to Culture and Business

We are committed to continuous improvement as we learn from one another and work vigilantly to provide a safe, inclusive environment for all employees. Our leadership is responsive to employee feedback and needs, creating and providing training or other solutions based on employee input.

Elanco's Global Diversity & Inclusion Council: 

At Elanco, our diversity and inclusion commitment is backed by action. The Global Elanco Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC) serves as a catalyst for a culture where diversity and inclusion are embraced and recognized as a business-result driver. With this program, employee development is better supported, opinions and diverse backgrounds are embraced, and we are a stronger company.

Formed in 2015, the Council serves to connect the various groups across Elanco driving Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Council membership represents all of our Departments, Affiliates and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). It serves as an enabler of D&I efforts by creating space for discussion, brainstorming, problem solving and resource sharing. Current Council focus areas include our Be You! Seminar series to raise awareness and provide a forum for an open discussion on the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace at Elanco and supporting employee development and growing our ERGs.

Elanco Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):

  • Elanco African American Network (EAAN)
  • Elanco Chinese Network (ECN)
  • Elanco Women's Network (EWN)
  • Elanco India Network
  • Elanco Young Professionals Network
  • Organization of Latinos/Hispanics at Elanco (OLHE)
  • Elanco PRIDE


“I believe a diverse, inclusive organization is a key ingredient to Elanco’s future. We need diverse thoughts and talents across the company and at all levels to successfully achieve our strategy. Join us in this journey.” - Jeff Simmons, President and CEO 

Click here to hear more from Jeff on how we are pivoting from processing to action. 

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