Diversity is in our DNA Diversity is in our DNA

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is in our DNA

Our journey to value diverse voices.

The formation of Fortrea started with listening, gathering perspectives and asking for feedback. Now, with more than 19.000 team members across 90 countries, we continue to seek out each distinct voice across our organization. Join us on our journey as we encourage engagement, build trust and strive to create a more inclusive workplace.


Diversity and Inclusion Message

Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. At Fortrea, you can embrace your uniqueness, be valued and create extraordinary outcomes as part of our inclusive organization.

Fortrea's commitment to diversity and inclusion is the foundation of our work to build a global team that delivers a lasting impact on healthcare. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

It is also our policy at Fortrea to employ and to advance the employment of all persons regardless of their status as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

In addition, Fortrea prohibits harassment of employees and applicants, including retaliation against employees and applicants for filing a complaint, opposing any discriminatory act or practice, assisting or participating in any manner in a review, investigation, or hearing or otherwise seeking to obtain their legal rights under law. Prohibited retaliation includes harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or other adverse actions that might dissuade someone from asserting their rights.

These policies align directly with all four of our Fortrea Four values - we uphold integrity, doing the right things in the right way, and we respect people. It is up to all of us to own it as we move forward together embracing these behaviors.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, I encourage you to speak with your supervisor or Human Resources representative. You may also contact the Fortrea Action Line, a confidential and anonymous reporting service that is operated by an independent third-party vendor and is available 24/7 globally.

Tom Pike, CEO

Sandy Kennedy

Chief Quality, Regulatory Affairs und Sustainability Officer

“Diversity, inclusion and equity represents a constant journey as we work to embrace the uniqueness of every employee and give them a voice.
By listening to each other, we believe we can feel truly heard, involved and included—and harness the strength of our collective vision for diversity.”

Bring your authentic self

At Fortrea, you are empowered to be yourself, share your ideas and help make our workplace more equitable.

Be a part of the conversation

We’re collaborating across our organization to drive best practices and support open dialogue as we continually improve diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Reach your fullest potential

By fostering an ecosystem of respect and caring, we are promoting knowledge sharing and increasing representation of diverse voices across all levels of our business. 

Actively drive change

As we incorporate unconscious bias training and mentoring programs, we’re driving actionable change and demonstrating our commitment to an inclusive and safe environment.  

Find your community and make new connections

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), led by employee volunteers, are designed to build connections, encourage belonging, support career development and champion employee voices. Our eight ERGs include:

ASCEND: Young Professional Employee Resource Group

ASCEND (Achieving Success Through Communication, Engagement, Networking and Development) helps connect and support young professionals at Fortrea to bolster an intergenerational community.

ASPIRE: Asian and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group

ASPIRE helps foster inclusiveness and connects our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) employees and allies by cultivating a sense of community and empowering personal and professional development through mentoring, networking and collaboration.

EnABLE: Individuals with Disabilities Employee Resource Group

EnABLE (Empowering Abilities Beyond Labels for Everyone) was formed to make Fortrea an easier place to work.

HUMANOS: Hispanic and Latin Employee Resource Group

HUMANOS (Hispanic/Latin employees United with Meaning and purpose Advocating for, and Networking with, Our Surrounding communities) was formed to advocate for the recognition of Latin and Hispanic diversity, presence, value and leadership.

PRIDE: LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

PRIDE is working increase the visibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally (LGBTQIA+) employees, inspire them to bring their whole selves to work every day, and demonstrate our organization’s relentless commitment to inclusion and diversity.

PULSE: Black Employee Resource Group

PULSE (Promoting Unity Legacy Support and the Empowerment of Black Employees) provides information and education to Black employees to empower them to take charge of their careers, well-being, and professional and personal development while highlighting the life, dedication and impact that Black employees have at every level in their communities and organizations.

VERG: Veteranen-Mitarbeiterressourcengruppe

VERG is increasing the recognition and understanding of the additional value military members and veterans bring to our organization.

WEN: Women’s Empowerment Network Employee Resource Group

WEN is promoting personal and professional acceleration through career development, leadership, mentorship, collaboration while elevating the power of women’s voices.

Hufriz Karkaria

Vice President, HR Operations, GTM, D&I and India HR

"Our diverse workforce at Fortrea is central to our ability to be innovative and agile. We strive for an employee population that is reflective of our consumers, sponsors, patients and global communities we serve around the world."

Diversity connects our people, communities and business

To advance our D&I efforts at Fortrea, our diversity pillars are centered on:

  • People: We’re actively advancing our diverse hiring practices to ensure our employee population better reflects the local and global communities we serve.
  • Community: We’re supporting diversity in clinical trials, and supporting other health equity initiatives to improve global health outcomes.
  • Business: We’re increasing long-term supplier diversity to promote our ability to be nimble, spark innovation and offer greater value to our customers, and ultimately patients.

At Fortrea, you can make your voice heard and be an integral part of our diversity journey.
You’ll drive change for yourself, for your team and for the lives we impact every day.

Together, let’s create extraordinary outcomes.

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