Caring for the wellbeing of our employees

A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. We offer free, locally available Employee Assistance Programmes, through which our employees can get confidential, impartial and professional assistance on issues of a personal or work-related nature.

Pathways, our Mental Health Network, was launched in the UK in 2017. The network’s mission is to allow employees to bring their whole selves to work; to allow them to feel accepted and included and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. In February 2018, the network expanded to Zurich, our headquarters and largest office location. Training and awareness sessions have been at the core of our work since the launch.

Across the globe, we also continued to hold various local events on topics such as work stress, mental health and awareness training. For example, in Hong Kong we held a Wellness 360 Week that hosted a series of events to help our employees focus on their physical and mental wellbeing as well as on their personal growth. In Australia, we organised meditation sessions and keynote presentations with external experts who spoke on fostering a healthy mind and the importance of sleep. To help our people stay fit, we provide onsite fitness centres and classes, for instance in Switzerland and Bangalore.

Sick leave days, Switzerland regular staff





Number of employees

3 267

3 214

3 119

Number of employees who have recorded absence due to illness

1 809

1 683

1 635

Average number of sick days