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Alexion achieve The KeepWell Mark

23 January 2019
Alexion is the first pharma company to be awarded Ibec's workplace wellbeing accreditation, The KeepWell Mark™. This is as part of Alexion's commitment to ensure that all of their employees have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to be able to live healthy, full and productive lives.

Bryan Mulchinock, Director Global EHS said: "On behalf of Alexion Ireland I’m delighted that our Wellbeing program has attained the KeepWell Mark. It is a really great recognition of all the work that our Wellbeing Champions at our sites in Dublin and Athlone have undertaken to develop the program.

Through gathering the evidence for the accreditation process we realized we had a wide ranging program that excelled in the area of Health & Safety, Smoke Free, Physical Fitness and Healthily Eating. The wide range of topics covered by the program as well as our multi-mode communications has helped in the high levels of engagement by employees.   
 
The KeepWell Mark will provide us with a framework to continue to develop and improve the program, to ensure all our employees have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to be able to live healthy, full and productive lives.” 

Since its launch in September 2017, the KeepWell community has grown substantially. Alexion is the first pharma company in Ireland to achieve this accreditation.
 
The KeepWell Mark™ is an evidence-based accreditation and award that recognises Irish employers for investing in workplace health and wellbeing. Its aim is to help businesses benchmark workplace wellbeing activity through a set of systematic and methodical steps. The framework includes a self-assessment, an onsite assessment from an Ibec approved external assessor and culminates with a report that outlines areas for improvement – allowing your business to chart its way to success.
 
The accreditation takes a holistic approach, focusing on eight key areas and how they impact your business. These eight areas of improvement are leadership, absence management, smoke free, physical activity, health and safety, mental health, healthy eating and intoxicants.