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Boehringer Ingelheim recognised as a top HR leader for 2023

By Jack Campbell | |4 minute read

Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has been announced as one of Top Employers Institute’s global leaders in HR for 2023.

“Organisations are certified for their consistency and commitment to enriching the world of work on a global scale,” said Top Employers Institute.

Boehringer Ingelheim Australia and New Zealand general manager Dirk Otto commented on his company’s achievement: “What these results reflect is Boehringer Ingelheim’s approach to holistic employee wellbeing. It’s part of our DNA to take a long-term view to strategic planning, prioritisation and role clarity. We also have dedicated programs focused on mental health and wellness that make us an employer of choice.”


According to Boehringer Ingelheim, 2023 is their third consecutive year of recognition from Top Employers Institute for their contribution to HR practices and strategies.

Boehringer Ingelheim was also acknowledged by Top Employers Institute in Australia and New Zealand for their people strategy, organisational change, work environment, leadership, and mental health plans.

Mr Otto continued: “As a family-owned business, we support our people with purpose-led leadership. We are also intentional with where we can have the greatest impact. All of this provides the greatest opportunity for our employees to grow.

“This approach keeps the customer at the centre of what we do and aligns us to a common purpose – transforming lives for generations,” he said.

Having a focus on people has helped the organisation to thrive. According to Boehringer Ingelheim, employees are provided with emotional security, mental health support, flexibility, training, development, and opportunities for volunteer work.

The head of human resources at Boehringer Ingelheim Australia and New Zealand, Lisa Price, discussed her business’ employee focus: “People are at the core of everything that our company does. The strong human dimension of our corporate culture demonstrates a commitment to our people as individuals, not just as professionals. The Top Employers award acknowledges that.”

She added: “Our people value our investment in humanistic skill development, such as influencing, stakeholder management and collaboration. Coaching and feedback are part of our daily work, and we believe everyone can lead, wherever they are in the business.”

Top Employers Institute reviewed 2,053 companies across 121 countries and picked the best 15 organisations.

Some of the other companies awarded include:

  • DHL Express
  • PepsiCo
  • Puma
  • Chep
  • Philip Morris International


Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell

Jack is the editor at HR Leader.