Our Commitment to Pay Equity
At Horizon we are committed to pay equity, which we define as equal pay for equal work. It is core to our values, culture and business. That is why we undertook two independent studies – in 2019 and 2021 – to evaluate our pay practices. Those studies confirm that our employees receive equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender or ethnicity.
Achieving an equitable workplace is foundational to our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and allyship. It is also vital to Horizon’s mission to make a meaningful difference for people living with rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. To understand these patients’ journeys, and what is needed to truly transform their lives, we need a variety of ideas and diverse perspectives to bring the best solutions forward. This stems from our fundamental understanding of the value of diversity and how it can have a positive impact that echoes across our company, the communities where we live and the patients we serve.
Maintaining pay equity necessitates a data-driven approach and continual analysis and vigilance through unconscious bias training for hiring managers, inclusion programming, regular pay equity studies and adjustments to merit budgets. We have also adopted processes and controls to prevent bias in salary and compensation decisions in inequitable ways. At Horizon, we are mindful to ensure work-related attributes drive pay, not gender, ethnicity or background.
These values, strategies and efforts are part of our investment in patients, the business and Horizon’s future. We aim to push against the inertia and create a more equitable, diverse and sustainable workplace for everyone. Pay equity is a fundamental and achievable component of this. And, it is simply the right thing to do.