Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

At IDEXX, our employees enable us to achieve Our Purpose. Through diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we ensure our global workplaces are dynamic, supportive of all our employees, and representative of our customers and communities. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential drivers of our innovation and success. Our entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit is enhanced when many different people, perspectives and backgrounds are aligned toward achieving IDEXX’s Purpose.

Definitions

Diversity: Any dimension—inherent or acquired—that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. We believe that all people bring with them a unique set of personal and professional perspectives, talents and experiences. We recognize, respect, value, and actively seek out these differences. We are intentional in our efforts and practices to ensure that diversity is accepted, welcomed, and that all IDEXX employees are treated equally.

Equity: Fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. We actively review our processes to ensure fairness and objectivity.

Inclusion: The intentional efforts and practices that ensure the social and cultural acceptance, equal treatment, and equitable access of different groups. At IDEXX, we want our employees to know and believe they can bring their full, authentic selves to work, and know that it contributes to the success of the business.

Strategic vision, mission, and focus areas

Our vision: Make DEI a part of our DNA!

Our mission is to ingrain diversity, equity and inclusion into how we conduct business. We will cultivate and support a culture of inclusion—where our innovative spirit is enhanced by our diversity.

To advance our mission, we are investing our resources and energy in four areas to maximize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at IDEXX and within our industry.

  1. Workforce: IDEXX’s workforce and leadership will reflect the diversity of the communities where we are based and do business.
  2. Work environments: IDEXX creates and upholds inclusive, respectful, and safe workplaces where all employees can thrive, grow, collaborate, and innovate.
  3. Industry: IDEXX supports the next generation of diverse leaders and veterinarians, and we seek diverse representation in our supply chain.
  4. Communities: IDEXX equitably invests in the communities where we do business, and support initiatives focused on bridging the gender and race gap in various fields—including STEM and entrepreneurship.