Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – DE&I

Discover South Dakota Biotech's members and organizations that are driving diversity, equity and inclusion.


Diversity matters at Amgen. We believe that an environment of inclusion fosters innovation, which drives our ability to serve patients. Our global presence is strengthened by having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the patients we serve.

Learn more about Amgen’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Augustana University

Augustana University's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office supports a community of learners who value and support diversity, cultural competency and multicultural education.

View the Augustana University Diversity & Inclusion Plan.

Fredrikson & Byron

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Fredrikson & Byron. To best serve our clients, we provide innovative solutions to legal needs by cultivating a diverse workforce.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion


We firmly believe that embracing diversity and inclusion (D&I) drives innovation, improves scientific and clinical outcomes and contributes to equitable healthcare access for all.

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McGough is dedicated to a responsive, inclusive diversity program. Diversity in employment and contracting is absolutely aligned with the McGough culture. Because we value diversity in our employees, our subcontractors and our business partners, our diversity program is specifically intended to encourage competition and innovation and provide significant economic benefits to the communities where we do business.

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We want to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where every one of us can be our best and true selves, so that together we can discover more, reach underserved communities and reimagine medicine. Learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion, embedded in our Code of Ethics.

Novo Nordisk

As an organization committed to driving change in caring for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases, we have a responsibility to make Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) part of everything we do -- from developing our products to building and supporting our workforce.

Our commitment to DEI&B is in keeping with the Novo Nordisk Way, which calls upon us to do all we can for the patients and communities we serve, including our own Novo Nordisk employees, some of whom are also patients and caregivers.

To innovate, we must be diverse. To enable diversity and thrive, we must have equity. To activate diversity and equity, we must be inclusive. To unlock our potential, we need belonging.

How we take action

Sanford Health

Sanford has made great strides in our work with diversity, equity and inclusion over the last 20 years among employees and patients alike. We understand that as the organization continues to grow, so does our responsibility to our people and communities. We’ve significantly grown our diversity councils, employee resource groups and multilingual capabilities as well as advancing work focused on health disparities among certain populations.

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South Dakota Mines

South Dakota Mines is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed. We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community. It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength.

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At Syngenta we come from 123 nationalities and we work in more than 90 different countries. We are from hugely varied backgrounds and all working-age generations, we are from different genders, and we have different ways of thinking.

Every day we interact with all sorts of people around the world inside and outside our business, from the smallest of smallholders to the biggest large-scale farmers, from research scientists to agronomic experts in the field.

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market.

The positive actions we take

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Our commitment to fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusion (D&I) considers gender and ethnicity diversity as well as diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints. All are equally vital to the colleague experience and the Company’s long- term success.

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Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (ID&E) are core to Vertex’s ability to create and deliver transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We believe in these principles not only because it’s the right thing to do, and it is, but also because our business depends on it. We are the most innovative, make the best decisions for patients and build the highest performing teams when we have an inclusive, diverse and equitable workforce and culture. Learn more about our ID&E journey, progress and priorities.