Promoting diversity equity and inclusion

Our team of colleagues represents dozens of nations, speaking a multiplicity of languages, and embodying many different perspectives. We strive to embrace these differences and promote actions and behaviours that will deliver an inclusive and supportive work environment where every member of the Smiths team can be the best version of themselves.

We know that when colleagues feel included, valued, and encouraged to make a meaningful contribution, Smiths will thrive as we continue to attract and retain the diverse talent that we need.

We support diversity of all kinds at Smiths, with a particular focus on improving gender diversity.


We provide equal employment opportunities. We recruit, support and promote our people based on their qualifications, skills, aptitude and attitude. In employment-related decisions, we comply with all applicable anti-discrimination requirements in the relevant jurisdictions. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

The opportunity to improve in the diversity, equity and inclusion area has been recognised and prioritised in our People strategy.

Gender Diversity

We are focused on proactively increasing the number of women in leadership roles at Smiths, as well as understanding the challenges and barriers that may be impeding them from fulfilling their potential. We have some way to go, which is why it is one of our ESG strategic priorities.

Our target is to reach 27% of senior leadership positions taken by women by the end of FY2023 and 30% by the end of FY2024.

A Women Support Women initiative has been deployed in our Asia Pacific region to encourage female colleagues in the region to build connections, share their experience, and develop new skills through mentoring and networking. All women are able to participate – from those in the earliest stages of their career to those returning to work after a break.
Our Smiths Detection sites hold D&I events and activities during the year. Recently these have included an International Women’s Day staff panel webcast; panel discussions and activities to highlight and celebrate Black History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and gatherings to celebrate Pride Month and Pride Day.