Boehringer Ingelheim: A Model for Employee Wellbeing in the Corporate World

Boehringer Ingelheim: A Model for Employee Wellbeing in the Corporate World

(PRESS RELEASE) INGELHEIM, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading research-driven pharmaceutical companies with 130 years of experience, has announced it has been named a “Global Top Employer” for the third year in a row by the Top Employers Institute. The company is one of just 15 worldwide to receive this prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding employer benefits and a commitment to employee wellbeing.

At Boehringer Ingelheim, mental health is a top priority for the company. The certification highlights the company’s holistic approach to employee healthcare and wellbeing, which goes beyond just mental health to include physical, social, and financial health. To support its employees, the company offers a variety of programs and resources, including a safe and inclusive work environment, mental health awareness initiatives and manager trainings, in-house psychologists and counselors, a focus on work-life balance, opportunities for volunteering, and competitive pay and benefits.

These efforts have not gone unnoticed by employees, who have praised the company for its commitment to their wellbeing. By prioritizing mental health and creating a positive work environment, Boehringer Ingelheim is setting a strong example for other companies to follow.

“People are at the core of everything that our company does. The strong human dimension of our corporate culture implies a commitment to our people as individuals, not just as professionals. The Global Top Employers award acknowledges that,” says Dr Sven Sommerlatte, Global Head of Human Resources at Boehringer Ingelheim. “By prioritizing our employees’ mental health, we want to ensure that our colleagues feel empowered to ask for help and be able to rely on each other’s support when in need.”

Mental disorders affect one in eight people worldwide and mental health conditions can substantially impact all areas of life, including relationships with family and friends, the ability to participate in the community or work performance.1  While the need to take good care of physical health is well established, the awareness and means for taking appropriate care of mental health still receives significantly less attention. Boehringer Ingelheim strives to curb the stigma often experienced by people with mental health conditions as an employer and beyond. The research-driven company has a longstanding commitment to mental health research that could offer a more targeted approach to addressing and treating the underlying brain biology, also known as precision psychiatry.

Boehringer Ingelheim has been listed among the top employers in multiple countries and regions for the past nine years. This year, Boehringer Ingelheim will receive the award in 29 countries, as well as additional certifications in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and – ranked first – the Latin America regions.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim is working on breakthrough therapies that transform lives, today and for generations to come. As a leading research-driven biopharmaceutical company, the company creates value through innovation in areas of high unmet medical need. Founded in 1885 and family-owned ever since, Boehringer Ingelheim takes a long-term perspective. More than 52,000 employees serve over 130 markets in the three business areas, Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing. Learn more at  

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About Top Employers Institute 

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified, and recognised as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified 2 053 organisations in 121 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 9.5 million employees globally.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.

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