West Pharmaceutical Services: A Beacon of Diversity in the Industry

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST)

EXTON, PA — West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in solutions for injectable drug administration, has been recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. This recognition is based on a survey incorporating interviews with over 220,000 individuals and analysis of more than 1.5 million company reviews collected during 2022 and 2023.

Annette Favorite, Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at West, expressed pride in the award, stating that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integral to the overall success of the company. She emphasized the company’s commitment to creating a culture where team members across the globe have a voice, irrespective of their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

West’s dedication to fostering an environment that celebrates differences and promotes collaboration is evident in its workforce statistics and initiatives. Currently, 44% of its senior leaders are women and/or people of color, with 53% of them promoted to senior leadership in 2023. The company also offers Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) focusing on areas like multiculturalism, veterans, and women’s initiatives.

Moreover, West’s commitment extends beyond its workforce. The company has donated more than $1 million annually for the last five years to over 40 charities supporting underserved communities, thereby investing in those most at risk and forging strong ties with community partners.

For job seekers, West has taken significant steps in promoting diversity and inclusion efforts. One such initiative includes the establishment of a dedicated Diversity Council that focuses on creating an inclusive workplace culture where all employees, regardless of their background, feel valued and respected. The council actively sets goals and implements initiatives to foster diversity throughout the organization and consistently evaluates progress to ensure continued growth and improvement.

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The recognition from Newsweek and Plant-A Insights showcases West’s dedication to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment, setting an example for other companies in the pharmaceutical industry. As the topic of diversity continues to be a focal point in business discussions, West’s achievement underscores the importance and benefits of embracing DEI in the workplace.

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