Our Colleagues Make the Difference, and we know their differences make Zoetis stronger. We strive to create an environment where colleagues feel valued and cared for, and understand the important role we each play in embracing diversity to improve the quality of our innovation, collaboration and relationships.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) focus and commitment begins with our leadership team of diverse backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities, and it is demonstrated in our support of our colleagues and industry.

Our DE&I Aspirations

We are committed to accelerating inclusion, equity and more diverse representation across the company. After understanding the state of diversity at Zoetis and formalizing plans, we have developed aspirations established in 2020 for change to make Zoetis and our industry more inclusive, including specific aspirations focused on increasing diverse representation within our company by the end of 2025. In concert with our overall talent strategy, we believe we may reach our aspirations in line with our commitment to attract and retain the best and brightest. As we remain committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we also remain committed to transparency. Our 2023 EEO-1 data can be found here.

32% → 40%

Increase representation of women director level and above globally from 32% to 40%

21% → 25%

Increase overall representation among people of color in the U.S. from 21% to 25%

4% → 5%

Increase representation of Black colleagues in the U.S. from 4% to 5%

5% → 6%

Increase representation of Latinx colleagues in the U.S. from 5% to 6%

Executive Diversity Council and Colleague Resource Groups

Our Executive Diversity Council is made up of Zoetis Executive Team members providing strategic and operational leadership to Zoetis by developing strategies around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in alignment with our DE&I aspirations. Our Executive Diversity Council sets individual objectives for each of their respective business functions. These objectives support the organization in continuing to build on progress toward our overall DE&I aspirations.

In addition to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, we have nine Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs), which are an important catalyst to foster a diverse, inclusive environment, while positively impacting our business and community. Our CRGs bring together colleagues who share similar backgrounds, experiences or interests to work toward common goals. All of our colleagues are invited to join these CRGs, which include:

Supporting an Inclusive Culture 

Our comprehensive benefits and programs support our colleagues’ well-being and enable them to achieve their best at work and at home. These include development and mentorship programs, flexible work arrangements, educational assistance, mental health support, and family-friendly benefits like parental leave, adoption and infertility benefits.

CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionTM

Zoetis is a member of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. As part of this, CEO Kristin Peck and Zoetis commit to working together with more than 900 CEOs from 85 industries to share best practices, exchange ideas and learnings to build more inclusive workplaces. In addition, Zoetis participated in the CEO Action for Racial Equity fellowship. Working together with more than 100 CEO Action signatories, Zoetis’ participation helped identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement to address societal systemic racism and social injustice, and improve societal well-being. Fellows focused their efforts on four key areas of societal well-being: education, healthcare, public safety and economic empowerment.

Partnering for Change

We are proud of our national partnerships in the U.S. with INROADS and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) – organizations focused on connecting underrepresented students and professionals with career opportunities. Roxanne Lagano, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Operations, was recently appointed to the INROADS National Board of Directors in recognition of her leadership driving DE&I in business.