Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We’re committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute openly to our spirit of innovation.

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Our Commitment to DE&I

Several years ago, the Valent group of companies (VGC) formed the Valent Council on Diversity and Inclusion. Its goal is to enable and promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our business, ensuring that every voice is heard.

In 2020, Valent BioSciences implemented the VGC Action Plan for change, a five-pillar strategic blueprint designed to promote and integrate DE&I programs and excellence into every aspect of our business.

Our Roadmap to Progress

Established 8 employee resource groups

Employee resource groups (ERGs) were formed for key identity groups, and we continue to expand the number of ERGs based on the interest of our employees.

Forged a relationship with MANRRS

MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) helps us build, foster, and maintain a diverse talent pipeline.

Launched a leadership training program

We’re supporting our leaders by ensuring they have the necessary tools and skills to model inclusive leadership characteristics.

Hosted DE&I guest speakers

Experts regularly conduct interactive forums about key DE&I issues.

Our Employee Resource Groups

Our many Employee Resource Groups help foster a more diverse, inclusive workplace that supports our employees personally and professionally, creating a safe space where they can maximize their talents to achieve success and feel more comfortable at work.

Why DE&I Matters

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At the Valent group of companies, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment where every member of our team can contribute to our spirit of innovation. In doing so, we believe our employees can freely showcase and develop their skills, making us a better place to work and a better partner for our customers.