Zoetis Inc. has been selected as a 2024 Catalyst Award recipient for its global initiative, Awareness and Action Drives Impact, that is advancing equity for women and other underrepresented groups across the company — from the frontlines to senior leadership. Zoetis is one of only two organizations receiving this global award and is the first animal health company to be recognized.
“We are truly honored to receive the 2024 Catalyst Award for our global DE&I initiatives,” said Kristin Peck, CEO of Zoetis. “At Zoetis, we embrace differences through intentional efforts that drive equity and belonging. Our DE&I efforts will only continue as we keep building a welcoming workplace and animal health industry that celebrates uniqueness – and enables us to make a positive impact on the lives of our colleagues and those who care for animals.”
Highlights that Catalyst featured as part of Zoetis’ recognition include:
As a result of Zoetis’ global initiative, between 2020-2023 women’s global representation increased from 47% to 50% among senior and mid-level colleagues, and 44% to 49% (5 percentage points) in other levels of the organization, including frontline colleagues in manufacturing and sales. On the Board of Directors, women’s overall representation increased from 36% to 42% (6 percentage points), and the representation of women from marginalized racial and ethnic groups increased from 9% to 17% (8 percentage points).
Zoetis participated in a rigorous examination by Catalyst of the company’s talent, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives requiring the company to show proven, measurable results that benefit women across a range of dimensions. This was followed by intensive on-site interviews to hear directly from colleagues about their experiences at Zoetis as a result of the multi-year, multi-faceted global initiative.
Zoetis will be honored at the Catalyst Awards Conference & Gala on Tuesday, March 12, in New York City. This year’s theme, The Catalyst Effect, celebrates the collective impact of individuals committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion — who together can create massive change.