In 2021, we executed on our strategic imperatives of expanding access and awareness, delivering consumer-focused innovation, growing our global addressable market, and driving operational excellence. We drove increased awareness of Omnipod, continued to unlock access through the U.S. pharmacy channel, expanded Omnipod adoption, grew our international footprint, and strengthened our global manufacturing operations. We also shared compelling clinical data for Omnipod 5 and Omnipod DASH that supports the tremendous value and benefits Omnipod delivers to people with diabetes. In addition, we prepared for the commercial launch of Omnipod 5, which was cleared by the U.S. FDA in January 2022. Omnipod 5 marks the greatest and most complex innovation Insulet has brought to market in our Company's 20-plus year history. This life-changing technology is the first tubeless automated insulin delivery system that integrates with the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System and a compatible smartphone to automatically adjust insulin and help protect against highs and lows.
Our success is due to the hard work of our employees and their unwavering commitment and dedication to our mission, even in the face of challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, associated supply chain disruptions, and other headwinds associated with global macroeconomic conditions. Throughout 2021, we continued to adapt to these challenges. Despite disruptions in global supply chains, the determination of our employees and the resilience of our supply chain strategy ensured that our customers did not miss a single shipment of our life-sustaining products in 2021. We also further strengthened the reliability of our supply chain through dual and local sourcing to enhance our ability to regularly deliver our products to customers.
Our Corporate Culture
We believe that empowered, inspired, and supported employees do great things. And while we nurture a fast-paced, high-performance environment, it is in service to our purpose of simplifying the lives of people with diabetes, enabling them to live healthier and happier lives. That purpose gives our efforts focus, discipline, and accountability.
In 2021, we reaffirmed our commitment to providing employees with comprehensive, flexible working arrangements that move us toward the “Future of Work” and we have received recognition for our efforts: Insulet was recognized in the U.S. as a Top Workplace for Remote Work as part of the Top Workplace 2021 Culture Excellence Awards. In addition, Insulet International was recognized by Great Place to Work® as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™, ranking 39th out of 71 medium-sized UK organizations, and as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women, ranking 19th out of 38 medium-sized UK organizations.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our success depends on the diversity of perspective, thought, experience, and background within our workforce. We recognize that a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to more innovative ideas, more fruitful collaboration, and a more vibrant culture. Diversity and inclusion are also critical to building and maintaining a high-growth, performance culture where all employees can grow and succeed. Insulet therefore strives to recruit, develop, and retain people from all backgrounds and to create an environment that enables employees to bring their whole selves to work.
Our Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”) help foster a diverse and inclusive culture aligned with our mission, values, and goals. The main objectives of Insulet’s ERGs are to promote a welcoming and respectful workforce, create a more inclusive work environment, empower and connect employees, increase collaboration, and harness diverse workforces for common business goals. Our ERGs serve as a source of inclusion across seven categories: African Descent, LGBTQ+, Sustainability, Veterans and First Responders, Women, Hispanic/Latin, and Young Professionals. These ERGs support the acquisition of diverse talent and are sponsored by senior leaders across our organization.
Our approach to giving back is guided by our mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes around the world. Currently, we support over 30 advocacy organizations and dozens of charitable and non-profit organizations worldwide, including JDRF, Children with Diabetes, and Beyond Type 1 just to name a few. In 2021, we were a Title Sponsor of Camp Conrad Chinnock’s 13th annual “An Evening ‘Round the Campfire.” The camp provides a supportive retreat for more than 2,500 children living with type 1 diabetes to learn how to manage their condition and build connections with other kids in the type 1 diabetes community. We also ensure our customers continue to have access to products when affected by a natural disaster. In 2021, we provided emergency Omnipod supplies to U.S. customers impacted by wildfires and Hurricane Ida.
Through our charitable contributions, strategic partnerships, and employee volunteerism, we strive to build a more inclusive workforce, address disparities in healthcare, and tackle critical issues in communities where we live and work. We held a month-long campaign in September 2021 to fight against food insecurity. Employees across many locations came together physically and remotely to help people in need through monetary donations, food donations, and volunteering. Insulet also donated to the World Food Program USA, which provides lifesaving meals to more than 109 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries. In addition, we donated to the Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry in Acton, Massachusetts to alleviate food insecurity in Acton and surrounding communities.