Optimizing employee health, safety and well-being is a priority for Idorsia. We believe that it not only benefits our employees but also helps to reduce absence-related costs, increase productivity and drive business success. We focus on preventing both work-related and non‑work-related accidents and injuries, as well as enabling employees to improve their health and well-being at work and at home.

An important part of cultivating a healthy workplace is investing in our employees’ awareness of their own health through strategies such as health screening and emotional-health offerings. In addition, we have numerous employee Health & Well-being programs, and support services in place, including on-site massages, annual flu shots, relaxation pods, discount on gym memberships, and ergonomic advice at the workplace.

In 2018, Idorsia has implemented a new Occupational Hygiene Concept (OHC), including a dedicated training for all research employees. We have also implemented a new biosafety concept with an external biosafety advisor. Internal audits in occupational health and safety are performed by the external auditor "Swiss Safety Center" in all research laboratories. For each field of occupational safety (e.g. chemical, biological and radio safety), we provide comprehensive trainings and instructions, especially for new employees.