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Launch of Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 Companies 2022 – Business & Finance, in partnership with Ibec – Part 4

By Business & Finance
27 April 2022

Business & Finance, in partnership with Ibec, launches ‘top 100 companies leading in wellbeing’ Index.

Today, Business & Finance media group in partnership with Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched an index of the top 100 companies leading in wellbeing.

In recent years, employee wellbeing has continued to rise further up the agenda for employers. Public awareness of the importance of good workplace mental health and wellbeing is also growing. To move beyond good intention and to realise a true culture of wellbeing, employers must make positive health and wellbeing a core business priority.

This index, the first of its kind in Ireland, is timely and significant as it recognises the top businesses of all sizes who are leading the way and have improved their performance in supporting employee mental health and wellbeing. We hope this will encourage others to follow.

Speaking about the launch, Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy commented: “It is encouraging to note the diversity of industries spanning the full breadth and scope of the Irish economy that are represented in this index. These 100 companies that we are celebrating today are leading the way in workplace wellbeing and their commitment to instilling a best practice approach to wellbeing has made a lasting impact on their employee

Ian Hyland, Publisher of Business & Finance and President of Catalyst Media Group, commented on the launch: “As the world opens up and we start to return to the office, the importance of wellbeing in the workplace takes on an extra dimension. Working with our partners Ibec, we are delighted to support this very worthwhile initiative. As we navigate these new opportunities, it is critical that companies continue to place employee wellbeing at the heart of their strategy and priorities. Employees are, after all, our greatest asset.” 

Sophie Moran, Programme Manager of Ibec’s KeepWell Mark added: “Workplace wellbeing has risen to the top of the agenda for companies, and more frequently being called out as a core component of their business strategies. This is reflected in an increased focus by businesses on their workplace culture and ensuring it is conducive to staff attraction and retention.

“We’ve seen an increase in businesses seeking support in adapting their approach to new ways of working and getting strategic when it comes to embedding employee wellbeing. Our KeepWell programme and broader wellbeing supports are designed to support employers in implementing best in class wellbeing strategies. This is done through the accredited KeepWell framework, research insights, member forums, and specific training supports.” 

The index is comprised exclusively of companies in Ibec’s KeepWell community. The list focuses primarily on those companies who hold an active KeepWell Mark accreditation with exception being made to include a limited few companies, who upon entering the programme had already demonstrated a high standard of wellbeing performance and have put the appropriate measures in place to meet the standards of the KeepWell Mark and are scheduled for formal assessment.

By making the index an annual occurrence, Ibec expects to drive even greater public awareness of the importance of wellbeing in every workplace across the country.

The index is comprised exclusively of companies in Ibec’s KeepWell community. The list focuses primarily on those companies who hold an active KeepWell Mark accreditation with exception being made to include a limited few companies, who upon entering the programme had already demonstrated a high standard of wellbeing performance and have put the appropriate measures in place to meet the standards of the KeepWell Mark and are scheduled for formal assessment.

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The full list is available to download here

Samben Ltd

Samben ltd T/A ‘Our McDonald’s’ is made up of seven restaurants from counties Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, and Cork. Our mission statement is “Growing Better Together”; better employee experiences, better customer experiences and making our communities better. At Our McDonald’s we operate based on five core values: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Empathy and Diversity, or H.I.R.E.D., these values guide us in everything we do at Our McDonald’s. Our passion is our people. We are proud of many things, none more so than our people and our commitment to their happiness and their wellbeing. We believe a happy team is a productive team, we embrace the uniqueness of each individual and actively encourage them to be themselves in work, and we look to build on the team ethic in everything we do. Without a doubt, a standout highlight for Our McDonalds in recent years has been our accreditation with The KeepWell Mark by Ibec. This acknowledgement of our commitment to employee wellbeing recognises the importance of wellbeing at Our McDonald’s. We have always contended that above all, we are a people business. We believe a path to success across all business drivers is through workplace wellbeing and we are so proud of our commitment to this and our achievements to date.

Sanofi Waterford

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe. In Waterford, our team of more than 700 professionals work at a state-of-the-art biopharma and medical devices campus from where products are supplied to patients worldwide.

Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd

Located on a magnificent 60 acres just outside Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd. was established in 1989 with just 12 staff. Our beautiful architecturally designed pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is now home to approximately 450 staff and is the second largest site in the Servier Group network. Focusing on five therapeutic areas – oncology, cardiovascular diseases, metabolism, immune-inflammatory diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases – we export to over 100 countries and are committed to providing patients with quality medicines. People are what make our business – our patients and our team. We are focused on communication and engagement; always striving to do better for the wellbeing of our business, our patients and our employees. We have Excellence Through People certification from the NSAI. We embrace our responsibility to the environment. We hold ISO standards for Environmental, Safety and Energy Management and are a zero waste to landfill site – quite an achievement and one we work hard to maintain. We have introduced several projects, involving and benefiting local schools and charities. Our ‘Promise to Plant’ programme has seen us plant 10,000 native Irish trees on our site over the last 10 years and we are home to a diverse range of wildlife including 400,000 Irish bees introduced in 2017. In 2021 Servier Arklow is focused on the start of a five year project which will take our business into new and exciting directions, providing opportunities to staff and benefits to our patients, whilst we will also develop a new and ambitious CSR strategy to challenge ourselves to go further. #TeamServier

Sky Ireland

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content. Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love in one place, easy. Our streaming service, NOW brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service. We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 and we’re proud to be a Principal Partner and Media Partner of COP26. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation.   Sky employs approximately 1000 people in Ireland across a range of areas, including marketing, finance and customer service.

Sport Ireland Campus

The Sport Ireland Campus is the home of Irish Sport, not just for our Athletes, but for the community. The Sport Ireland Campus is home to world-class indoor and outdoor facilities which host local, national and international events and which are perfect for team and individual training. The Campus also provides valuable amenities for the local community with facility rentals, kids camps, sports academies, birthday parties, team-building events, corporate conferences and more. The Sport Ireland Campus is operated by Sport Ireland Facilities DAC, whose mission is to continuously improve the operation of the facilities to a world-class standard, increasing usage, and providing excellent service in a safe environment to all customers. Social medial handles : Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is Ireland’s largest independent, not-for-profit mental health service provider. It provides community and outpatient care through its Dean Clinics, and day patient services through its Wellness & Recovery Centre. A multidisciplinary inpatient service is provided through its three approved centres: St Patrick’s University Hospital (241 beds), St Patrick’s, Lucan (52 beds) and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit  (14 beds). SPMHS also offers a Homecare service and remote access to its services through phone, video or online channels. SPMHS’ vision is to see a society where all citizens are empowered and given the opportunity to live mentally healthy lives. It works to provide the highest quality mental healthcare; to promote mental wellbeing and mental health awareness; and to advocate for the rights of those experiencing mental health difficulties. This is achieved through a human rights-based approach; through the enhancement of evidence-based knowledge; and by striving to be at the forefront of new initiatives and advances in the field.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital is the single, biggest private hospital in Dublin and part of St, Vincent’s Healthcare Group. Situated on the same grounds as St. Vincent’s University Hospital, in Elm Park, Dublin 4, we share resources, expertise and medical facilities with one of the country’s leading academic teaching hospital. This means that we have the capacity to deal with a high volume of patients with a variety of different and often complex medical and surgical requirements The hospital has 236 inpatient beds, 31 general and 23 oncology day care beds, 6 Infusion suites, 24 consulting rooms, operating theatres for major and minor Surgery, 3 Endoscopy procedure rooms, Radiotherapy, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging facilities which includes General Radiography, CT Scanning, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Sleep Laboratory, and Pulmonary Laboratory / Diagnostic facilities. At St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group we will strive to maintain excellence in clinical, multi-disciplinary care, education and research – and we will continue to develop our hospitals in line with these principles, and with our responsibilities to the wider Irish healthcare system. We will treat each of our patients individually with dignity and respect recognising, at all times, the right of everyone to access the care and treatment they need to achieve the best possible healthcare outcomes – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or gender. We will remain true to our values of human dignity, compassion, justice, quality and advocacy.

Tallaght University Hospital

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, the Hospital has 450 inpatient adult beds, 74 onsite day beds for Dialysis, Oncology, Infusion, Haematology, Cardiology, Bone & Joint and minor surgery services. The Hospital also has a Day Surgery Centre located near the Hospital which has four theatres and 25 bays for elective surgery. There are an additional 61 offsite beds under its governance. The Hospital is staffed by over 3,000 people with 63 different nationalities represented on the team. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialties. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and is a designated trauma unit. TUH is one of the two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin – specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health & social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2M across seven counties.

Tayto Snacks

Tayto Snacks certified as a Great Place to Work, one of Irelands Best Workplaces, and recently also recognised as a Great Place to Work for Women, is home to Ireland’s most iconic snack brands including Tayto, Hunky Dorys and King crisps. At Tayto Snacks, people are the essence of our organisation. We champion a culture of growing our people to manage and lead the business. Tayto Snacks core values focus on Thinking Responsibly, Acting Entrepreneurially, and Growing Together. Everyone is given the opportunity to contribute to the success of the business. We care about the quality and safety of our food products, the environmental impact of our operations, the social implication of our supply chain, our investment in local communities and our colleague’s welfare. Tayto Snacks currently employs approximately 330 colleagues based primarily at our production site in Ashbourne Co. Meath. Social media handles:

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd

Teva Pharmaceuticals has been developing and producing medicines to help improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are committed to being a global leader in generic and specialty medicines with a portfolio of 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day. They are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at

The Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland serves the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability and by working to ensure that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy. Our vision is to be a central bank that is trusted by the public, respected by our peers and to be a fulfilling place to work for our people. Underpinning our public service mandate are our values of integrity and care, courage and humility, and teamwork and excellence.  Our annual wellbeing programme focuses on the three wellness pillars of mind, body and life, representing the holistic nature of wellbeing and promoting good physical, mental and emotional health. Throughout the past year in our response to the pandemic, we have sought to take a people first approach – to show care to our people by recognising and supporting them deal with the challenges they face and providing clarity so we each know what to expect, and what is expected from us at this time. We developed and continue to develop various supports and guidelines for our colleagues and people managers to help them through this very challenging time, not just in relation to our work but also in our personal lives as well. We are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and are delighted to be part of the KeepWell Initiative receiving re-accreditation in 2020.

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Since opening in September 2010, The CCD has hosted over 2,000 events and won 55 industry awards, continuing to position Ireland on the world stage for international conferences, congresses and events. The CCD strives to offer a truly world-class venue in every sense, from the quality of the facility, through to every aspect of service. People are at the heartbeat of The CCD, it is the team that brings the venue to life. BeWell – Wellbeing at The CCD The CCD’s wellbeing journey began some years ago, with more proactive and focused attention in 2017, driven by Human Resources (HR). In late 2020, the venue went a step further and a wellbeing committee was established with members of the business across many departments represented. The purpose of the wellbeing committee is to assess, plan and implement activities that will help Clann CCD (all those who work at The CCD) to be more aware, motivated and skilled around life decisions and to increase their own and other’s wellbeing. The committee’s role is also to build a workplace environment that is supportive of living a healthy lifestyle, acting as the voice of all employees to cultivate an organisational culture of healthy living. BeWell, The CCD’s wellbeing programme, is developed around six core pillars of wellbeing – emotional, social, financial, mental, environmental and physical. Engaging with The KeepWell Mark and achieving accreditation in December 2021 was a key goal for the wellbeing programme and ensures that The CCD remains up to date with new developments in the area of wellbeing, offering their employees a more rounded wellbeing programme. The CCD continues to build upon their wellbeing foundations and offerings, by taking a holistic approach to wellbeing and supporting our people by offering a flexible working environment and encourage a positive work/life balance.

The Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. We are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. Likewise, we are committed to improving our workplace wellbeing practices for all our employees and have attained the ‘The KeepWell Mark’ accreditation since 2020. This evidence-based accreditation, with health and wellbeing standards, allows the EPA to benchmark against other organisations and maintain the standards, through the promotion of health and wellbeing in our workplace, which will ultimately help our employees realise their full potential. Social media handles: Twitter: @EPAIreland Instagram: @epaireland LinkedIn: Environmental Protection Agency Ireland

The Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial semi-state company employing over 700 people at six locations around Ireland. The IAA has two main functions: the regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland and the provision of air traffic management and related services in Irish controlled airspace. The IAA is currently undergoing a process of structural change. Air navigation service provision (including air traffic control) will be separated out as a stand-alone entity, and the Commission for Aviation Regulation will be merged with the IAA. Peter Kearney will continue as CEO of the Air Navigation Service Provider, and Diarmuid Ó Conghaile has been appointed Aviation Regulator / CEO of the reconstituted IAA, which will be the overall sectoral regulator with responsibility for safety and security, as well as the economic regulation (incl. Dublin Airport charges), consumer protection and licensing / supervision of the travel trade.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)

IMRO administers the performing right in copyright music in on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers, and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it.  IMRO´s core function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works. With a global scope, we represent creators along the chain of creation. At IMRO, we are committed to creators. We stand up for music and the people who make it and perform it. A community for creators, we listen, advocate, educate, invest, and engage to shape a culture of musical worth. We help music creators to adapt to change and receive full and fair return for their work.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

The NTMA is a State body which operates with a commercial remit to provide asset and liability management services to Government. It has evolved from a single function agency managing the National Debt to a manager of a complex portfolio of public assets and liabilities. Businesses managed by the NTMA include: – borrowing for the Exchequer and management of the National Debt; – the State Claims Agency; – NewERA; – the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; and – the National Development Finance Agency. The NTMA also provides staff and business support services to: – the National Asset Management Agency; – the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland; and – Home Building Finance Ireland.

TLI Group

TLI Group is a critical utility infrastructure engineering and construction company, operating extensively within the utilities sector in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. The company delivers mission critical projects for prominent clients such as ESB Networks, NIE Networks, Scottish and Southern Energy, Siro (ESB/Vodafone JV), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, National Broadband Ireland and a multitude of clients in the renewables industry, such as RES and EDF Energy.

Providing a risk assured, professional turnkey project management delivery on national infrastructure projects in the area of overhead powerlines, telecom networks and electrical substations is the company’s core expertise. In addition, the company is an active contractor in the rollout of the national smart metering programme and also a delivery partner to the SEAI and Electric Ireland, in relation to home energy retrofit projects. In the drive towards a carbon neutral economy, as set out in the National Development Plan, the company is playing a leading role in helping to deliver a brighter net-zero future.

The Group are a value-centric business focusing on Safety, Customer, Delivery, Flexibility, People and Teamwork. With a current 850+ strong workforce, the company’s mission is to design, build and maintain vital services, connecting people on behalf of our customers. In doing so, TLI Group plays a leading role in promoting the development of utility infrastructure and thus providing safe, reliable and sustainable utility networks for future generations. The company vision is to be the safest, best in class and successful service provider, bringing lasting benefit to the customers and communities we serve. For more information on TLI Group, please visit and follow the company on Linked In


Transdev is a leading public transport company, delivering high quality transportation services around the world. Our teams use our wealth of local knowledge and international experience to bring public transport services to the heart of communities. Because moving is essential to meet, work… or simply to live, our purpose is to empower freedom to move everyday thanks to safe, reliable and innovative solutions that serve the common good. We are actively involved in the energy transition and bridging the social divide. We connect and reconnect people & communities, the rural to the urban, providing solutions tailored to the needs of our customers and passengers. We share and act for the collective, to contribute to the wellbeing of society and to create opportunities and progress. We care about people and the environment, in order to achieve reliable and sustainable mobility. We dare to take up challenges and step out of our comfort zone to always offer the best solutions and innovations in response to tomorrow’s challenges. We are proud to make 11 million people travel daily across 5 continents. We are people serving people. And mobility is what we do.

Unum Ireland

Unum Ireland serves as a Centre of Excellence for strategic software development and services centre. We play a vital part in developing critical business applications at scale.   We are ambitious and you should be too. We want talented people that are willing to go that extra mile. You will be challenged and in return we provide you with the best tools and leading technologies available, an industry competitive salary, health insurance for you and your family, a pension among other benefits.  At Unum Ireland, there is culture of openness, honesty and respect. We are one of the very few Fortune 500 companies with a base in Ireland located outside of Dublin. This allows the added advantage to our staff of having a competitive Dublin salary with the much lower cost of living in Carlow. Another advantage of working in our Carlow base is the ease of commute. New hires always remark that the commute time rarely fluctuates so they know how long the journey is going to take them unlike previous work commutes in large urban areas like Dublin or Cork. Following the latest House price report from the average house price in county Carlow is half of the average house price in county Dublin making it a great destination for those looking to make the big purchase. Lastly, Unum encourages employee participation in local charity work and regularly donates to local charities. The latest charities to benefit are St Clare’s Food Kitchen, Eist, An Gairdin Beo, Charlie Curran Race, Carlow Volunteer Centre, Christmas Rotary Tree & Carlow Order of Malta.


Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. Viasat is dedicated to promoting and supporting the health and wellbeing of all of our employees through a wide variety of programmes and initiatives. We consider Wellness holistically – it’s about the whole you: work-life balance, taking care of yourself, and being part of a meaningful wellness-driven community. Viasat wants to support employees in being their absolute best, whatever that means personally. Our leadership team made the decision in 2021 to participate in the KeepWell Mark and we are on track to completing our assessment in the coming months. We look forward to receiving the results to help inform our key areas of focus for 2022 and beyond. To learn more about Viasat, visit: Social media handles: Facebook: Instagram: @ViasatInc LinkedIn: Twitter: @ViasatInc YouTube:

William Fry

At William Fry, our client-focused service combines technical excellence and a practical, constructive approach to business issues. We advise leading domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations.  We regularly act on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and commercial disputes. Strong client relationships and high-quality advice are the hallmarks of our business. We are ranked by international directories, clients and market commentators alike as being a leader in our main areas of work: Corporate & M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Real Estate, Insurance, Competition & Regulation, Tax, Projects & Construction, Employment & Benefits and Technology. Our head office is in Dublin.  We have offices in Cork, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley and are members of a global law firm network to service our clients at home and abroad.  Through our alliance with Tughans, Northern Ireland’s largest law firm, we provide and all-island solution. Achieving results for clients is our priority. Continued investment in people and technology help us provide practical and prompt solutions.

Stryker Macroom

Our Manufacturing site in Macroom, County Cork, with over 250 employees, owned by Stryker, is focused on manufacturing upper extremities medical devices. Renowned for our people friendly culture and a passionate commitment to operational excellence, our approach to employee Wellbeing has become more developed, more sophisticated and ever more responsive over time to employee needs. Since achieving the KeepWell Mark in February 2020, we continue to learn how to encourage and support the Wellbeing of every employee. We adapted our Wellbeing strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic, with many of our colleagues working remotely and using virtual communications. As an employer, Stryker Macroom does not take Wellbeing for granted, and having the KeepWell Mark accreditation is valued given our continuing journey to support and promote the Wellbeing of all our employees.


In Ireland, Xerox is an all Island based company, employing in excess of 400 staff in Dublin, Dundalk and Belfast. For more than 100 years, Xerox has continually redefined the workplace experience. Harnessing our leadership position in office and production print technology, we've expanded into software and services to sustainably power today's workforce. Today, Xerox scientists and engineers are continuing our legacy of innovation with disruptive technologies in digital transformation, augmented reality, robotic process automation, additive manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things and cleantech. Learn more at Our values stand on a foundation of wellbeing, integrity, inclusion, and diversity. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees and provide a comprehensive wellbeing programme that supports both our employees and their families. In March 2022 Xerox opened its new HQ which was designed to support collaboration, engagement, & teaming. Xerox new way of working is a flexible and hybrid work model that supports our way of working. It also allows us to showcase our technology, solutions, capabilities & services to partners and customers and reflects the Xerox brand.


At Xtratherm, our greatest resource is our people. Each team member is key in the promotion and implementation of our initiatives to improve sustainability in the Xtratherm operation. We identify and foster talent within the business through personal development programmes, offering apprenticeships through operations, production and administration fostering a strong team ethos with many employees having service for over 20 years. Our full team are dedicated to getting quality insulation manufactured and delivered to the satisfaction of our customers. There are always demands on our time, skills and talents, but at Xtratherm we firmly believe that happier, healthier staff are more productive and able to cope better working in a highly competitive industry such as ours. We are delighted to receive the The KeepWell Mark.

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