Earlier this year, we visited Amgen Dún Laoghaire to learn more about the company’s diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives.
With different initiatives aimed at women, members of the LGBTQ community and those who have moved to Ireland from different countries, diversity programmes help Amgen “bring its people together”, according to senior engineer Christine O’Sullivan.
Through its different programmes, the pharma company prioritises “conscious inclusion”, said senior manager Eoghan Sheils. He explained that this encompasses anything from identifying a new go-to person for projects, to encouraging people who are shy to give their inputs at meetings.
“For me, the interactions and relationships amongst our peers are the foundations of a working environment and people need to feel included, welcomed and appreciated,” added Gary McReynolds, a quality control specialist at the company.
Words by Lisa Ardill