Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are built into our company values and promises.

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Hate has No Place at Elanco

Elanco strives to foster the inclusion of all employees, customers and stakeholders around the world, and celebrate the diversity of its individuals. We unequivocally condemn hate-based violence, which targets people because of their differences, be it disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.  It has no place at Elanco.  

I am grateful for the support of Diversity, Equity & 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, Equity & Inclusion Council

Whether interacting with our teams or our customers, Elanco is committed to exemplifying these principles of inclusion, and being the safe haven its employees expect and deserve. An inclusive, equitable and diverse atmosphere is at the heart of that commitment, and Elanco will not waver in its achievement.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Elanco

As a leading animal health organization, we value, respect and celebrate diversity within our global workforce by encouraging employees to bring their whole self to work and committing to their personal and professional growth. Our Employee Promise states that together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being, while focusing on customers and the animals in their care.   

Elanco has a broad view on diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, skill set, educational background, disability/ability, among other aspects. Our employees’ unique experiences and backgrounds allow us to meet challenges effectively and perform efficiently at a global level.  Our comprehensive DEI strategy starts with targeted recruitment efforts, inclusion and equity learning opportunities for leaders and all employees, dedicated mentorship, and development opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and continued acknowledgement of the needs of our diverse workforce through the evolution of our benefits, including holidays and parental leave.    

Elanco's Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council: 

Elanco’s DEI efforts began as an employee-driven effort, initiated by the formation of the first DEI Council in 2015 and leading to development of nine Employee Resource Groups (ERG) over the last five years.  By serving as a key partner and advocate for all employees, the council serves as internal business consultant and DEI Champion (building DEI partnerships across Elanco), furthers community building through the annual Multicultural Summit and other events, and acts as a recruiting and retention resource for diverse talent.

Our ERGs support the needs of specific employee groups, and they act as change catalyst to drive the inclusive culture we promise to employees. Each of our ERGs include active involvement from employees across demographics and are sponsored by an executive leadership team member. These groups build community and support development and business growth throughout the company.

Elanco Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):

Partnerships 

Elanco engages with a variety of industry groups and organizations to further drive and support DEI. Our engagement takes many forms including active participations by our employees through board leadership, panel and webinar knowledge sharing, as well as financial support in some cases. Elanco current engages with  

WILMAH (Women in Leadership & Management in Animal Health) 

Integrating Women Leaders 

Local PRIDE organizations 

Purdue University’s “This is How We Role”  

Girls, Inc EUREKA! Program 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) 

Latinos in Agriculture 

National Sales Network 


"We have to get comfortable being uncomfortable so everyone can experience bringing their whole self to work, every day." - Jeff Simmons, President and CEO 

Click here to hear more from Jeff on how Elanco is taking a step forward.

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