Awarded by Top Employers Institute, this marks the second year that Boehringer Ingelheim was
collectively recognized for its outstanding people practices across Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines,
Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, amid a challenging year due to the COVID-19
THAILAND, 25 January 2021 – Boehringer Ingelheim has been recognized as a Top Employer for 2021 in Thailand and six other countries across Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam – by Top Employers Institute, the global authority on excellence in people practices. This is thethird consecutive year that the healthcare company has received the certification in Thailand, and thesecond time they are awarded across the region.
Besides being certified at the local and regional level, Boehringer Ingelheim was also named a Global TopEmployer for the first time. They are one of only 16 companies recognized worldwide for this title.
The certification is a strong recognition of Boehringer Ingelheim’s proactive and holistic approach in
building an inclusive and nurturing culture across its dynamic workforce of 2,000 employees across 24
different nationalities in the region. In response to COVID-19, Boehringer Ingelheim introduced various
initiatives to inform, engage, and connect with employees including: implementing salary and
employment protection for roles that were impacted by pandemic measures, ensuring an easy transition
into remote working, and ensuring physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Some examples include paid time off during year end to relax, recover and re-energize, flexible working
arrangements for work-life balance, stipends for employees’ home offices, wellness educational talks,
virtual exercise sessions and distribution of health kits comprising of masks and sanitizers. Boehringer
Ingelheim also has a robust Employee Assistance Program, which provides 24/7 support for employees’
mental and emotional needs.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Top Employers Institute another year for our people-centric practices
across the region, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The certification is a
testament to our strong culture that prioritizes employees’ well-being, safety and growth. As we navigate
these uncertain times together, we remain committed to supporting our people so we can continue to
make a positive impact on local communities – by improving the lives of humans and animals,” said Dr
Armin Wiesler, Regional Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim, Southeast Asia and South Korea.
Added David Serés, Human Resources Director, Boehringer Ingelheim, Southeast Asia and South Korea,
“Boehringer Ingelheim takes pride in nurturing a diverse, vibrant and agile workforce that can adapt
quickly to the changing healthcare needs in the region for humans and animals. COVID-19 has posed
various challenges, but our people have risen to the occasion and continue to serve the needs of our
patients. The recognition by Top Employers Institute reflects the great employee experience we have
cultivated and continue to improve on. We ensure that our people feel empowered to bring out their best
“It is an honor to be recognized by Top Employers Institute. It shows we are on the right track as we
conduct our business with empathy in Thailand. It also emphasizes our commitment to our employees’
development and well-being, empowering them to drive our innovative treatments to transform the lives
of humans and animals. We will continue to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace environment,
working positively together to continuously lead innovation in Thailand,” said Rodrigo Lau, General
Manager of Boehringer Ingelheim Thailand.
The Top Employers Institute program certifies organizations based on the participation and results of
their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers 6 HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People
Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, and Diversity & Inclusion, and
more. The program has certified and recognized more than 1,600 companies in 120 countries/regions.
About Boehringer Ingelheim
Making new and better medicines for humans and animals is at the heart of what we do. Our mission is
to create breakthrough therapies that change lives. Since its founding in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim has
remained an independent, family-owned company. We have the freedom to pursue our long-term vision,
looking ahead to identify the health challenges of the future and targeting those areas of need in which
we can make a real difference.
As a world-leading, research-driven pharmaceutical company, more than 51,000 employees create value
through innovation daily for our three business areas: Human Pharma, Animal Health, and
Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing.
We realize more scientific opportunities by embracing the power of partnership and diversity of experts
across the life-science community. By working together, we accelerate the delivery of future next medical
breakthroughs that will transform the lives of patients now, and in generations to come.
For more information, visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com.
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