We are an independent company 100% focused on consumer health, with a clear purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity.

This purpose guides us in everything we do. Embedding a culture that supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is integral to allowing us to live this purpose and key to delivering our growth ambitions. Our DEI ambition is focused on delivering three strategic priorities:

  1. Employee belonging: workplace inclusion – create a work environment that is inclusive and accessible where all employees feel like they belong, are valued and have tools to thrive.
  2. Diverse representation: workforce diversity – attract, recruit, promote and retain the best talent that reflects a diverse workforce at all levels and areas of the business.
  3. Societal change: community impact – leverage our expertise to enable health inclusivity through our business relationships, brands, and research.

Over the course of the year, we continued our efforts to embed a strong culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) across the business. The creation of a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is a critical part of our Responsible Business strategy and is key to delivering our growth ambitions and corporate purpose.

Brian McNamara

Chief Executive Officer 

Creating a positive environment in which our employees can thrive and progress their careers – irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or age – is central to this ambition. Amongst our DEI goals, ensuring gender balance and improving the representation of women across all levels of our business is one of our biggest priorities.

Mairéad Nayager

Chief Human Resources Officer

Our progress so far on gender balance:

  • Set ourselves the clear goal of achieving gender parity in leadership roles by 2030.
  • Gender representation included as one of the ESG measures for rewarding senior leaders under our Long-Term Incentive Plan.
  • Recognised by FTSE Women Leaders Review 2023 as amongst the top ten performers in the UK for female representation – for the second consecutive year.
  • Fully activated our four Global ERGs – employee-led community networks focused on gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and disability. In 2023, our Global Women@Haleon ERG expanded its reach to include ten fully formed local chapters around the world.
  • Outlined our initiatives aimed at advancing the careers, prospects and health and wellbeing of women at Haleon. This includes our Global Parental Leave and Global Caregivers Leave policies, as well as our Menopause Statement, amongst others.

Hear from some of our employees who are directly involved in our initiatives aimed at promoting gender balance and strong female representation.

It’s tough balancing a full-time job, a family and caring responsibilities. Haleon’s Global Caregivers Leave policy meant I was able to spend valuable time with my mum, including visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren together. My mum and I made new memories and revisited old ones on our trip which I will cherish for years to come. Just knowing we have this benefit available means so much to me, thank you.

Vicky Edmonds 

Social Impact Director

Throughout 2023, W@H concentrated its efforts on empowering women to achieve their full potential. Key accomplishments include the organisation of inspirational International Women’s Day events; global broadcasts complemented by local initiatives promoting equity; events focused on women’s health; as well as the establishment of mentoring programs and networking opportunities. In 2023, W@H expanded its reach to 10 fully formed country chapters, including our UK chapter, who all experienced growth in members across the year. W@H has successfully cultivated a community of employees dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse culture, with a resolute commitment to advancing this agenda in the future.

Anna Gawronska-Leder 

Product Adoption Manager and Co-Lead, Women@Haleon Global ERG

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