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Clario Strengthens Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace by Joining “CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion”

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Clario Strengthens Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace by Joining “CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion”

Chris Fikry, M.D., Clario CEO, signs pledge to drive measurable action through collaboration with other business leaders on DEI strategies

  • Dr. Fikry joins 2,300 other CEOs in charge to cultivate workplaces where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected
  • Clario pledges to progress four key actions identified by the coalition
  • Commitment marks latest step in Clario’s growing DEI program

Clario, a technology company that delivers the leading endpoint solutions for decentralized (DCT), hybrid and site-based clinical trials, today announced that it has joined CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Christopher Fikry, M.D., Clario Chief Executive Officer (CEO), signed the CEO Action pledge, committing to progress four key actions by collaborating with other business leaders to drive measurable action and meaningful change to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. This commitment is the latest step in Clario’s expanding suite of DEI and sustainability initiatives, which formally launched in 2020. 

Dr. Fikry joins more than 2,300 CEOs who have signed the pledge. The coalition provides a platform for the exchange of ideas for cultivating workplaces where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.

See related article: Clario Endorses United Nations Global Compact, Affirming Commitment to Incorporate UN Principles into Corporate Strategy, Culture and Daily Operations

“Clario is focused on real action when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability. Our technologies can help our customers increase diversity in clinical trials by enabling access to a broader array of patients. At the same time, we are committed to supporting DEI strategies for our own staff to ensure Clario is a great place to work and a destination employer,” said Dr. Fikry. “Achieving DEI is not something that can or should be done alone. It’s only through collective efforts that we can make sweeping societal changes, which is why we have joined CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.”

Components of Clario’s growing DEI and sustainability strategy include:

  • Appointment of the company’s first Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability Officer, Dr. Otis Johnson and formation of Clario Diversity Council
  • Creation and support of four Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
    • People of Color
    • LGBTQ+ and Allies
    • Women’s Leadership Network
    • Patient and Caregiver

The four key actions identified by the coalition are:

  • Cultivate environments that support open dialogue on complex — and often difficult — conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Implement and expand unconscious bias education and training.
  • Share best-known diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives — as well as those that have been unsuccessful.
  • Engage boards of directors when developing and evaluating diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

To learn more about Clario’s commitment to DEI, please visit the Corporate and Social Responsibility section of the Clario website.

Source: PRNewswire

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