Our employees’ wellbeing

We set high standards in terms of caring for the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees and offer a broad range of solutions on topics like crisis intervention, counselling, health prevention and diverse engagement activities.

We know that the nature of these activities is sensitive to local specifics – such as culture or local regulations. Therefore, we have decided to implement a consistent model across all regions where these services will be provided out of the local Human Resources units, supported by external partners when required.

Health and wellbeing

We aim to provide a healthy workplace that helps our employees take a constructive approach to their own wellbeing, while improving and retaining their ability to perform.

A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. We offer a free, globally available Employee Assistance Programme, through which our employees can get confidential, impartial and professional assistance on issues of a personal or work-related nature. In this way, our employees can benefit from personalised support on emotional, family, financial and legal issues.

We also organise various local events on topics such as work stress, mental health and awareness trainings. For example, in China we held a tea tasting event, dedicated to the topic of managing work stress and becoming more engaged with each other. In Australia we regularly organise a Caring Week, where employees can participate in mental health awareness trainings, mindfulness sessions and physical checks. In the UK we organise wellbeing talks with external speakers and offer free flu jabs. Other health checks and services are also available to employees depending on what benefits package they select every year. We also offer employees access to free mortgage advice.

To help our people stay fit, we provide onsite fitness centres or classes and encourage employees to join the local gym. For instance, in Switzerland we provide fitness rooms where employees can work out or join lessons such as yoga or spinning. We also have a sport complex with a swimming pool, tennis courts and soccer court where our employees, their partners and children have unrestricted, free access. Our employees regularly enjoy spending quality time there, especially over the summer period when a number of social events take place.

We also provide relaxation rooms in our offices, where employees can take time out and recharge their batteries.

Employee health data:
Sick leave days, Switzerland regular staff





Number of employees

3 259

3 321

3 326

Number of employees who have recorded absence due to illness

1 893

1 900

1 979

Average number of sick days