Our people commitments

We have 23 forward-looking commitments across the four areas of our responsible business approach.

Bernardo Dutra, GSK Brazil Pharmaceuticals talking to Eduardo Oliveira, GSK Brazil
Employees Bernardo and Eduardo, GSK Brazil

We aim to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone at GSK can feel able and inspired to realise their potential and help us meet global health challenges.

Each year we report on our progress against these commitments and here we provide a summary for those that relate to Our people. 

Promoting inclusion and diversity

Continue to promote inclusion and diversity globally at GSK.

Progress: Progressing well 

  • More than 200 female managers began our Accelerating Difference programme, which supports the progression of high performing female leaders into senior roles.
  • In 2017, the independent Hampton Alexander Review of FTSE 100 companies found that GSK has the eighth highest proportion of women on the Board at 41.7%.
  • We achieved Rainbow Tick certification in New Zealand and, in early 2018, were ranked 21st in the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, which lists the top 100 most LGBT+ and inclusive employers in the UK for 2017.
  • In 2017, 18 more young people with learning disabilities developed their employment skills through our Project Search programme, which now operates in the US as well as the UK.
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Inspiring and healthy workplaces

Continue to create a working environment that inspires people to grow and perform in a healthy and resilient way.

Progress: Progressing well

  • More employees than ever shared their views in our employee survey with a 78% response rate.
  • We trained around 3,500 people to support their promotion to roles as first or second line leaders and over 900 leaders have shared their knowledge and helped to improve colleagues’ performance through our coaching programmes.
  • GSK ranked third in The Guardian 300 UK Graduate Employers and made the top ten in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017.
  • Our Partnership for Prevention programme offers over 119,000 employees and family members unprecedented access to up to 40 preventive healthcare services, such as immunisations and cancer screening, at little or no extra cost.
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Community volunteering to create change

Extend volunteering opportunities to bring about positive change to communities and global health while providing individual development.

Progress: Completed

  • In 2016, 73 volunteers from 21 countries contributed £2.7 million worth of skilled services to 26 non-profit partners in 29 countries.
  • 98% of the non-profit partners agreed that volunteers either met or exceeded their expectations.
  • In October 2017, 5,000 of our people contributed 40,000 hours during our global month of volunteering.
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