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Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 Companies 2021 – Business & Finance, in partnership with Ibec, launches Index – Part 4

By Business & Finance
22 April 2021

Business & Finance have released the annual Top 100 Index recognising the top companies operating in Ireland in 2020.

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The full list is available to download here


In 2003, Pfizer established its EMEA GBS function, Pfizer GBO Dublin, which now employs approximately 500 colleagues. Today we are the largest Strategic Financial Shared Services centre and the largest industry-based employer of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.    

Our colleague groups such as the Great Place to Work and Sports and Social teams have focused on employee wellbeing through sporting, leisure and welfare activities. In recent times, our Diversity and Inclusion group has led many initiatives that ensures all colleagues can “bring their whole selves” to work each day.  We have also developed a strong learning and development culture; colleague accreditations and qualifications include Chartered Accountants Ireland, CIMA, ACCA, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers, the Irish Tax Institute as well as qualifications in Global Business Services. As our colleagues are our greatest asset, we are committed to keeping Employee Wellbeing front and centre in everything we strive to achieve.  


Portwest is a global manufacturer and distributor of workwear, safetywear and PPE. Established in 1904, Portwest is the fastest growing workwear company in the world with a global distribution network and customer service staff in over 150 countries.  

Portwest has a team of world class designers who specialise in flame-resistant and high-visibility workwear, hand and foot protection, PPE and wearable technology. Market leaders in safety, Portwest’s award winning team is constantly researching the latest trends and innovations which influence new collections and products. Portwest give a no risk proposition in an industry where safety is paramount. 


Pramerica provides a range of integrated business and technology services to its parent company, Prudential Financial, Inc., one of the world’s largest financial services institutions. We partner with Prudential in their mission to solve the financial challenges of our changing world and we use industry leading techniques, tools and processes to do so. Our aim is to enhance business performance by bringing forward strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions.    

Nurturing our talent is at the heart of how we operate. We work hard to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment and workplace wellness is one of our top priorities. Situated in scenic Donegal, recently named one of the “Coolest” Places on the Planet by National Geographic, our workforce benefit from a vibrant culture both in and out of the office


Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland.      

 Our work supports public confidence in the quality of education and training, promotes trust in the National Framework of Qualifications and drives a culture of continuous improvement by education and training providers.  We are committed to working enthusiastically and purposefully towards a vision of Ireland that offers extensive high-quality education and training opportunities, enabling learners to fulfil their potential by achieving qualifications that are valued nationally and internationally. 

Reynaers Aluminium

Reynaers Aluminium is a leading European specialist in the development and marketing of innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions for doors, windows, curtain walls, sliding systems, sun screening and conservatories, driven by energy-efficiency and a willingness to take responsibility for the environment. 

Reynaers Aluminium was founded in 1965 and is part of the wider Reynaers Group, employing over 2,300 people in 40 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Duffel, Belgium, Reynaers established an Irish operation in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford over 35 years ago. The company recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion of its Irish facility, with a workforce of 70 people supplying and distributing its aluminium systems, as well as manufacturing finished elements and producing components for supply to the wider Reynaers Group.  

People Commitment is one of the 5 pillars of Reynaers’ CSR strategy which underpins corporate decision making. Just some of the benefits that Reynaers Ireland employees have access to include: employee assistance programme (EAP), dietary and wellbeing programme including health screening, subsidised Sports & Social Club, mental health training and various health and wellbeing workshops. 

Right at Home

Right at Home is one of Ireland’s leading providers of home care, providing support for seniors and adults with disabilities in the comfort of a familiar environment. Located and servicing Dublin, Galway, Cork, Kildare, Wicklow, Mayo and Roscommon, Right at Home offers home care services for almost any family and practically any situation through their personalised care plans. 

Established in Ireland in 2013, Right at Home is a nurse lead team of experienced social care and community caregivers and an advisory group of clinical professionals.  

Right at Home offers significant assistance and support to help their carers develop their professional career in a way that interests and stimulates them. To support staff,  they also run a number of wellbeing initiatives and events throughout the year. 

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Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

Roche is a healthcare solutions provider dedicated to doing now what patients need next. The Irish office is located in Dublin and with employees working across access, business strategy, commercial, finance and business operations, healthcare innovation, licence to operate, medical and people and culture. The organisation is proud to have colleagues join the team from around the world and from varied backgrounds and proud of the work we do together. Employees are networked and collaborative and united in its focus of making Ireland a better place for patients. 

Roche is dedicated to supporting patients and patient groups and has provided grants, sponsorships and donations to Irish groups and organisations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients. The organisation is committed to patient groups and has built strong and lasting partnerships with organisations such as the Irish Haemophilia Society, the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, the Marie Keating Foundation and MS Ireland. 

As a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche has spent more than €3 million since 2014 supporting Irish clinical trials,  seeking to find new ways to help people live longer, healthier lives. In the last seven years, Roche has brought 13 new molecules across 21 indications medicines to patients in Ireland. Roche continues to work with Irish health authorities to give Irish patients the best possible access to new and innovative medicines. Roche is also the number one supplier of hospital medicines in Ireland. 

Looking to the future and its mission of doing now what patients need next, Roche is working hard to advance the concept of ‘personalised healthcare’ – transforming lives by delivering care tailored to each individual – helping to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses more effectively. 

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) is one of Ireland’s top 10 full-service law firms. With offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway and London, the firm employs over 250 people. From multi-nationals to scaling and established Irish companies operating in international markets, higher education institutions, financial institutions, leading insurance companies and the public sector, RDJ’s clients lead and innovate in their field of endeavour, in Ireland and across the globe. 

The firm has dedicated teams across corporate, finance, employment, property, tax, litigation and data protection, all of whom work together to help clients accelerate opportunities, minimise risk and achieve their short and long-term goals. 

RDJ is highly regarded for its commercial approach to the delivery of legal services. The team invest time and resources getting to know their clients’ business and industry; understanding that they are not just legal partners, but connectors, business advisors, problem solvers, and a first port of call when clients need trusted advice on strategic issues. 

With strong values around diversity, employee engagement and service delivery, RDJ has been recognised with Ibec’s workplace accreditation, the KeepWell Mark; the Irish Centre for Diversity’s Investors in Diversity Bronze Standard; and is certified for ISO 27001, the recognised international standard for information security management. RDJ has also been named as a leading firm in Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and The Legal 500

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has been at the forefront of educating healthcare professionals since 1784 when we were granted the authority and responsibility to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland, a responsibility that remains central to the College to this day. This proud surgical heritage remains at the core of RCSI’s mission ‘to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health’.     

 Located in the heart of Dublin with four international campuses, students from more than 60 countries worldwide and a network of alumni spanning 97 countries, we have a global reach that informs a global perspective on how we train our future clinical professionals.  As an independent, not-for-profit institution, we chart our own course in service of excellence in human health.    

 Ranked number one globally for Good Health and Well-being in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, RCSI is among the top 250 universities worldwide in THE World University Rankings (2020) and our research is ranked first in Ireland for field weighted citations.

Saint John of God Hospital

Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan is an independent acute psychiatric teaching hospital with 182 in-patient beds and one of the leading European providers in mental health treatment and care.  

In addition to a range of outpatient services, which include psychiatry, psychology, WRAP (the Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and the Stress Clinic located in Dublin, the Hospital currently provides specialist services in Addictions, Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Psychiatry of Later Life and Adolescent services.  

The Hospital is affiliated with University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, the University of Limerick for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professional programmes, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. 

The hospital also supports the delivery of Mental Health First Aid and its research in Ireland. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training programme and is the initial help given to someone who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis.


Sandvik AB is a global, high-tech engineering business, headquartered in Sweden, with approximately 37,000 employees and sales in more than 160 countries. The Group has a strong focus on enhancing customer productivity and sustainability across many industry segments.   

Sandvik Mining & Construction Logistics Ltd (“company”) is a subsidiary of Sandvik AB.  The company provides logistic services supporting the global distribution of rock tools and aftermarket spare parts for equipment used in the mining industry and in rock excavation within the construction industry. The company supports customers in over 50 countries across the globe through it logistics offering and it also operates a service centre that supports customers in the mining and construction sectors in Ireland.   

As a truly global company with representation in more than 160 countries, we respect the impact of our business activities and always work to enhance their economic, social and environmental impact. We honor our social and environmental responsibility and strive for long-term sustainable development. We believe that sustainable business practices not only help foster a better future; they also translate to better productivity and efficiency. From operations to logistics, we strive to be a leading sustainability partner for our customers and to help them achieve more sustainable business practices. 

The Sandvik Code of Conduct is a cornerstone for our company.  The company places great emphasis on its core values of Customer Focus, Innovation, Fair Play and Passion to Win.  These core values represent the culture of the company and they guide us in our actions and daily business decisions.  Sandvik AB places strong focus on sustainability and has set clear targets in four areas for achievement by 2030.


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.’ 


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 well-being 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 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.”

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 cutting-edge 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, 12 consulting suites, operating theatres for major and minor Surgery, Endoscopy, Radiotherapy, Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging facilities which includes General Radiography, CT Scanning, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  

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, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The Hospital has over 3,000 staff with over 40 different nationalities represented on the TUH team and is an exciting and dynamic place to work.  

TUH 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 a regional orthopaedic trauma centre. The Hospital is one of the two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin with exciting plans to enhance patient care. The Hospital is a firm believer in investing in their team and offering excellent education and research opportunities. From a teaching perspective it specialises in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties.  

Tayto Snacks

Tayto Snacks, recently certified a Great Place to Work and one of Irelands Best Workplaces, 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 


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


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 well-being 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 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. 

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

Wright Medical

Wright Medical Group N.V. is a global medical device company focused on Extremities and Biologics. We deliver innovative, value-added solutions improving quality of life for patients worldwide. Our Manufacturing site in Cork, with over 200 employees, is one of the three main Manufacturing sites for Wright Medical and is focused on the manufacturing of upper extremities products (shoulders and elbows).    

 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 more responsive over time.    

Since achieving the KeepWell Mark, we continue to learn how to encourage and support the Wellbeing of every employee. Our Wellbeing strategy was revised in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with many of our colleagues working remotely and using virtual communications. As an employer, Wright Medical does not take Wellbeing for granted, and as the recipient of the KeepWell Mark for the first time this year, we remain committed to supporting and promoting the Wellbeing of all our employees


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 apprenticeship in all aspects of operations, production and administration which have fostered 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 MarkTM


Zeus Industrial Products (Ireland) Ltd. was established in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal in 2006 as the only manufacturing plant in the Zeus network outside of the U.S. Since then, we have grown to a site of 200+ dedicated team members. Combining both production and sales, the Letterkenny facility seamlessly ensures a focus and commitment to providing exceptional customer service throughout the EMEA and APAC regions and is proud to be certified to three quality standards – ISO 9001: 2015, AS9100D (aerospace), and TS16949 (automotive).   

As a global leader in material science and the production of high-performance polymer tubing, Zeus were among the first polymer solutions providers to work in the arena of minimally invasive techniques for revolutionary procedures involving catheterization. Today Zeus products can be found in diverse applications across a range of sectors, including medical devices, aerospace, automotive, energy, fluid management, and fibre optics.  

Company founder, the late Frank P. Tourville, Sr., set the vision for Zeus from its earliest days in 1966 to “do it better.” Through his personal drive and his business philosophy and acumen, Mr. Tourville transformed Zeus into a global leader in advanced polymer solutions. Throughout Zeus’ often rapid growth, a committment remains to enhancing lives with our products and for the people working with and at Zeus.   

Central to our founder’s philosophy is our E.P.I.C. values: Excellence, People, Integrity, and Creativity, and the attainment of the IBEC KeepWell marks a significant achievement in our ongoing commitment to our team members’ wellbeing.

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