Integra Life Sciences

Integra LifeSciences Employee Resource Groups

Challenge

We recognize the importance of creating a diverse work environment where people feel welcomed and valued.   We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and place a high value on employee engagement, developing future leaders, and equal representation at all levels of the organization.  Inclusive teams with diverse capabilities and skills are essential for our future growth.

Actions

Integra encourages the formation of Employee Resource Groups.  Employee Resource Groups are led by employees and sponsored by senior leadership.  Employee Resource Groups provide our employees with an opportunity to develop, ability to share experiences and best practices, mentored, engaged, and valued. 

Current ERGs at Integra:

  • Women of Integra Network (WIN)

 The Women of Integra Network (WIN) is an employee resource group that drives and promotes personal and professional development, networking, best practices sharing and advancement of women across the organization. Some of the WIN programs that have been identified include mentoring, visibility, professional skill development, speaker programs, fitness and mindfulness initiatives. Through the establishment of a framework, employees are encouraged to create local chapters that support local interests and help provide opportunities for women to connect more broadly with other WIN chapters  around the world.

  • Integra African American Affinity Group (IAAAG)

The Integra African American Affinity Group (IAAAG) is an employee-led organization that creates cultural awareness and identifies actions to address the needs of our diverse workplace.  This group meets quarterly and hosts formal and informal events throughout the year.

Through the leadership of the Integra African American Affinity Group, we have continued to focus on our diversity and inclusion initiatives to positively impact our employees.    

The IAAAG has held several programs in recognition of African American heritage.  Every program held has been sponsored by a senior leader within the company. They have welcomed African American thought leaders and cultural archivists to Integra Life Science’s Headquarters.  Some of these leaders include:

  • Marc H. Morial, former President and CEO of the National Urban League
  • Vaugh L. McKoy, JD, MBA Managing Director and Vice President – Legal for PSEG LLC
  • Archivist, Leslie Willis-Lowry from Temple University's Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, one of the nation’s leading research on the global black experience.

Outcomes

We support employees who want to engage and grow our ERGs.  Our ERGs continue to inform our actions related to diversity and inclusion, shaping Integra into a place where our employees want to be and have successful careers. 

Integra has taken an important step towards making a diverse and inclusive culture an important part of our DNA.  Creating a talented and creative workforce is essential to our aspirations to becoming a global leader in medical technologies that positively impacts the lives of patients.  I’m passionate about having a diverse and inclusive company because I believe this is a key to innovation and our long-term success.

Peter J. Arduini, Chief Executive Officer

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