DE&I Member Pledge
Biocom California and our members recognize there are persistent social and economic inequities for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in California and across the country. As leaders in life science, we acknowledge our responsibility to provide and promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our current and future workforce. Moreover, Biocom California and our Board of Directors will have zero tolerance for racism and will actively encourage an anti-racist environment for our vast employee base and for our future talent pipeline. This requires active listening, continuous learning, strong action, and an environment of allyship in which speaking up is encouraged and supported. It means committing to set aggressive and meaningful goals that will catalyze important changes, prompt necessary conversations, and reveal new pathways for collaboration and awareness.
In 2020, Biocom California launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) task force to listen, learn and develop our strategic imperatives. We made a commitment to truly make measurable change and chose our key commitment areas because we believe they will have meaningful impact. Already, we see a strong commitment by our leaders to do all we can to correct the inequities in our industry. We know that diverse workforces benefit life science companies – making for more innovative and idea-rich companies; enhancing employee engagement; improving corporate performance; resulting in better products and driving growth of our industry. More importantly, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion is not only the smart thing to do for business, but ensuring dignity, removing barriers to inclusion, and helping to create lasting change is the right thing to do. With this mindset on action, we have the best potential to benefit the diverse population of patients, and all of humanity, that we serve. We must act now to create change.
Biocom California and its Board of Directors hereby commit to addressing the following areas through measurable, ongoing action.