CULTURE

What makes us different makes us stronger. At Olympus, we view the world—and the people in it—through a variety of lenses. This point of view has helped us build a welcoming, inclusive workforce and exceptional employee performance.

OUR PURPOSE
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Making people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.

Supporting cutting-edge medical procedures and scientific discoveries. Helping make people feel safer and more secure. Capturing life’s most precious moments. Through our business activities, we aim to contribute to global society by making these things happen. This is the purpose of our existence.

Olympus Values
CEO ACT!ON FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Olympus is proud to be part of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ which is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, more than 900 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations, are leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Watch our CEO, Nacho Abia’s commitment pledge for Diversity & Inclusion video below.

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Diversity & Inclusion

At Olympus we are committed to being True to Inclusion. We strive to give our employees the opportunity to put our corporate philosophy into action on a regular basis. Our focus and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is critical in creating a customer and employee experience that aligns to living our core values and driving our business forward. We value the diversity each of our colleagues brings to the organization and we strive to assure that everyone feels they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued, have a voice and sense of acceptance and belonging, and are confident and inspired.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AREAS OF FOCUS

Build a Diverse Workforce

Cultivate and Support and Inclusive Culture

Ongoing Leadership Engagement

Through this commitment, we hold each other accountable and act with integrity in our actions, so together we live the core values of our organization. We focus on these three pillars in the work that we do to advance our company along our Diversity & Inclusion journey.

After all, opportunities can only be realized when we practice unity and work together, harnessing the diverse strengths within us.

Colleague Affinity Networks

Colleague Affinity Networks (CANs) are groups that focus on creating a more inclusive workplace to allow for all individuals to fully contribute and thrive in the company. They accomplish this by supporting our business objectives through education, awareness, and building networks of people and resources throughout the organization. The goal of CANs is to provide affinity and allyship. Every employee has a role to play in developing the connections and resources that make us stronger as an organization.

  • African American
  • Asian
  • Emerging Professionals
  • Hispanic-Latino
  • Interabilities
  • Intercultural (San Jose location)
  • Interfaith
  • LGBTQ
  • Speech & Language Empowerment (SLE)
  • Sustainability
  • Women’s
  • Veterans
Julien Sauvagnargues

Pride Wishes

from Julien Sauvagnargues, President, OCA

Pride month and the LGBTQ community have been close to my heart for many years. I was only a teenager when I first learned that my older brother is gay. After he came out, our bond as brothers became stronger, and our family dynamic also became stronger as my parents expressed nothing but love and support for my brother. This experience started what has become a lifelong journey of proudly being an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

 
Moving forward into my later teenage years, I began to meet many more LGBTQ people. I fondly remember meeting others in the community and being welcomed with open arms when I would visit my brother in New York City. As I grew into my 20s, many of my friends also began to come out as LGBTQ. It was hard for me to understand that celebrating and supporting people like my brother is not how everyone in society views this community.


I take my role as an ally and advocate very seriously. As the President of Olympus Corporation of the Americas, I feel it is imperative to outwardly champion diversity and inclusion efforts from the top of the organization. I always want to ensure I am setting an appropriate tone and supporting the efforts of the rest of the organization. As I have said many times, I believe that a diverse organization is a more efficient organization, with more opportunities to succeed in a very competitive world. If we manage to embrace our unique identities, we will be stronger than if we all look and think the same. 


At Olympus, we encourage the involvement of our employees in D&I efforts through membership in activities and organizations that give people the opportunity to educate and support one another. It’s another way in which we bring our Core Values to life. Our Colleague Affinity Networks (CANs) regularly design engaging and effective workshops and activities that help equip our employees with fundamental knowledge that helps us all become stronger allies in our professional and personal lives. Never underestimate the power of simply listening to one another to develop stronger empathy.  


Thank you for supporting Pride 2020! 

Colleague Affinity Network
Military Friendly Employer 2021

Olympus recognizes the significant contributions of our Veteran and Military Service Members and values the perspectives that they bring to our workplaces and to our business. We are proud to have been recently recognized for our commitment to Veteran and Military Service members by receiving the Military Friendly® Employer designation!