Inclusion and diversity

We aim to create an inclusive workplace to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures.

We focus on creating an inclusive organization where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. An inclusive environment welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles from across our global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.

Equality means affording all employees equal treatment regardless of actual or perceived race; color; ethnic or national origin; age; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; gender identity and/or expression; religion or belief; physical ability/ disability and/or chronic health conditions (such as HIV/AIDS status); genetic make-up; or other protected characteristics as relevant in a country.

Gender diversity  

We are focused on enabling gender diversity in management and senior roles. In 2013 we introduced targeted individual and group coaching and sponsorship for emerging talent. In 2014, we will invite employees to take part in sessions to discuss hidden barriers that could hinder gender diversity.

Cultural and ethnic diversity

We monitor the proportion of ethnic minorities in our workforce at a local country level against industry averages and the national population. We also engage with groups representing diverse communities.


We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have career opportunities at GSK, bringing valuable talent and expertise to the business. Disability is a global focus for GSK and we are establishing a Global Disability Council to agree priority areas, set objectives and monitor our progress. We also make every effort to retain and support employees who become disabled while working at GSK.


We have a distinctive culture, and look for people who share our values. These values guide us in our day-to-day work. You will be asked to:

  • commit to transparency
  • show respect for people
  • always demonstrate the highest integrity in your conduct
  • be patient-focused

Our statement on equal opportunities

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

GSK is committed to offering people with disabilities access to the full range of recruitment and career opportunities. Every effort is made to retain and support employees who become disabled while working at GSK.

Working flexibly

We want our people to do their best work in a way that not only meets the needs of the business, but their own individual needs. This is why we take flexible working so seriously. We believe flexible working empowers staff to successfully address the personal and professional requirements and demands that they face at the different stages of their lives.

Our approach is to support flexible working arrangements when they can make life better for our employees without negatively impacting on the business. Flexible hours, part-time working, job shares and working from different locations are all examples of thinking flexibly about the way you work.