Medicines industry recognised as ‘best employers’

Medicines Australia congratulates two of its member companies, Janssen and Shire, who have won accreditation in the 2012 Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Australia and New Zealand Accreditation Program.

Jansen and Shire were among only 14 companies to be accredited in the annual program which is open to companies from all over Australia and New Zealand.

Medicines Australia chief executive Dr Brendan Shaw said the recognition of the two companies underscored the credentials of the Australian medicines industry as a great place to work.

“The fact that two members of the Australian medicines industry have been accredited by the Aon Hewitt Best Employers program, and judged to be among the best 13 companies on the continent in that respect speaks volumes for our industry,” Dr Shaw said.

“There are undoubted commercial advantages in encouraging a strong and positive workplace culture and providing employees with an attractive and appealing working environment, and the Australian medicines industry has a great tradition in this regard.

“These nominations are testament to the Australian medicines industry as a great place to work, and an industry that values its employees.

“The 14,000 people who work in this industry are ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things, making the medicines and vaccines that save lives, reduce pain and prevent disease.

“It is because the Australian medicines industry is such an engaging and rewarding place to work that we can continue to attract brilliant people to conduct this vital work.

“I congratulate both companies on their accreditation as part of this prestigious awards program.”


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