We translate genetic discoveries into transformative medicines for people with highly complex conditions—and this takes the widest possible range of ideas from a workforce with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge.
At BioMarin, we take on the toughest challenges in science and medicine. We explore genetic conditions from all angles, leaving no stone unturned in our effort to understand these complex diseases and develop pioneering therapies to treat them. To succeed in this mission, we must have a diverse community of employees who feel empowered and safe to bring all perspectives and ideas to the table.
Today, the BioMarin community reflects the progress we have made in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the sum of many parts. For employees to reach their full potential, we must support them in every way—from embracing their unique backgrounds and experiences, to applying fair and equitable compensation practices:
- Our global employee population represents equal numbers of women and men at nearly every level, including senior managers, directors, and executive directors
- People of Color represent 50 percent of all U.S. BioMarin employees from individual contributors to senior managers
- We maintain full equity in both base pay and total compensation for all U.S. employees
- We earned the top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace policies and practices and were named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality”
We are dedicated to building on our progress, continuing to foster a diverse biotech workforce both within and beyond BioMarin.
With our holistic approach at the core, we have developed detailed plans to continue moving the needle toward an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive biotech community, inside of our company and throughout the industry at large. Our plans include comprehensive, multiyear DEI objectives, as well as the three special 2025 Focus Areas outlined below. From our recruitment initiatives for diverse new employees, to DEI learning and development for current colleagues, to partnering in biomedical education for underrepresented youth, these plans are helping to ensure that the biotech workforce offers a broad spectrum of life-changing ideas—today and tomorrow.
Spotlight: 2025 DEI Focus Areas
To support our comprehensive DEI effort, we are actively pursuing three special areas of focus through 2025:
Increase Female Representation Among Top Leaders
At nearly all levels of our company – including senior managers, directors, and executive directors – our global employee population reflects an equal number of women and men. Among top leadership, our percentage of women continues to increase, with the number of women VPs and above rising in four of the past five years. We are actively working to extend this upward trajectory and accelerate the addition of more women to our executive ranks.Read More ⌃
Increase People of Color Representation in U.S.
While data protection rules do not allow People of Color demographics to be collected in all of our global regions, available U.S. data show People of Color represent 50 percent of U.S. BioMarin employees, from individual contributors to senior managers. We are taking active steps to ensure more People of Color in the U.S. are represented at higher leadership levels, recruit more entry-level Black and LatinX talent, and provide biomedical education opportunities for underrepresented youth.Read More ⌃
Maintain Full Pay Equity in U.S. and Increase to Fullest Extent Globally
We are an industry leader in pay equity, championing fair and equitable compensation for our employees. Throughout our history, we have conducted consistent and comprehensive reviews of our employee pay practices, and we are proud to maintain full equity in both base pay and total compensation for all U.S. employees. In 2022, we will increase pay equity even more across our company, utilizing all available data to ensure equity in each global region to the fullest extent possible.Read More ⌃
Discover more about our comprehensive DEI efforts, including:
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
We’re proud to have earned the top score of 100 on the 2022 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace policies and practices. It’s an honor to be named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”Read More ⌃