Mallinckrodt showed its support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, taking part in the 28th annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration in Asbury Park, NJ on June 2.
More than 50 people participated, including employees’ and executives’ family and friends. Mallinckrodt’s President and CEO Mark Trudeau and Dagmar Rosa-Bjorkeson, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, both joined in the action, along with their families. Employees rode on Mallinckrodt’s parade float, then joined the festival celebrations afterward.
Mallinckrodt has been recognized for its strong culture of inclusivity. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named Mallinckrodt one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the past three years. HRC’s Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmark for corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality. Mallinckrodt also has one of the top Inclusion and Diversity Councils in the nation, as ranked by PRISM International.
“Creating an environment where employees can be their true, authentic selves is not only critical for their personal wellness, but it’s also instrumental to our culture of innovation,” said Angela Cody, Senior Manager of Inclusion and Diversity for Mallinckrodt. “We want every employee in our organization to feel their voice is represented and heard.”