AstraZeneca again named one of the best employers in Switzerland

AstraZeneca achieves 7th place in the category "Companies with 50-249 employees" at this year's Great Place to Work® Awards for the best employers in Switzerland

AstraZeneca has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work® for the third time in a row. The biopharmaceutical company based in the canton of Zug is one of the top ten best employers in Switzerland in 2020. The award is given to companies in all industries and of all sizes that have a particularly trustworthy, appreciative and attractive workplace culture from the perspective of their employees.

The "Great Place to Work®" award represents special achievements in the development of trusting working relationships and the creation of attractive and beneficial working conditions for employees. 98 percent of AstraZeneca employees say: "As a new employee, you feel welcome here". 88 percent would recommend AstraZeneca as an employer, 94 percent of employees agreed with the statement: "All in all, this is a great place to work".

"For both management and employees, the award is confirmation that a good workplace culture is actively lived.", says Larissa Zollinger, Project Manager, Great Place to Work Switzerland.

Great place to Work® Award
Great Place to Work® uses a globally established model with evidence-based standards to analyse workplace culture. Based on an employee survey and a culture audit, the strengths and potential of the workplace culture are evaluated, which can be further developed through concrete measures. The employee survey collects information on key elements such as trust, pride, fairness, team spirit, professional development, compensation, health promotion, work-life balance and leadership quality, as well as on organizational processes.

AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism, and Respiratory. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

AstraZeneca in der Schweiz
120 employees are responsible for coordinating business activities in Switzerland. Our location in Baar is furthermore the Headquarters of the Europe & Canada Commercial Regional team and the Europe & International Oncology teams, for which 40 additional employees work in Switzerland. Our most important therapeutic areas are oncology, cardiovascular, renal, metabolic, respiratory and inflammation. To achieve our climate targets ahead of schedule, we are working tirelessly to further reduce CO2 emissions and waste. Following our “Ambition Zero Carbon” strategy, we are doubling our energy productivity, using renewable energies to generate electricity and heat, and switch our entire fleet of company vehicles to electric vehicles. In 2020, AstraZeneca Switzerland was rated by employees as an excellent place to work for the third time in a row and was awarded the external label "Great place to work".

More information:

Media Department AstraZeneca Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0) 41 725 75 75;
Dr. Angelika März, Corporate Affairs Lead

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