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Top 100 Companies Leading In Wellbeing 2024|Business & Finance in partnership with Ibec — Part 1

By Business & Finance
25 April 2024

Business & Finance, in partnership with Ibec, launches Top 100 Companies Leading In Wellbeing Index.

Business & Finance media group in partnership with Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched the Top 100 Companies Leading In Wellbeing Index.

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.

“We celebrate the work our partners Ibec are doing to place employee wellbeing at the top of a company’s priority list and Ibec’s Leading in Wellbeing 100 Index recognises the companies who are successfully doing that. Businesses know that the wellness of the entire team plays a core part of a business strategy to cultivate a healthy and rewarding working environment which is crucial for business and employee development”, said Ian Hyland, Publisher, Business & Finance.

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We celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace. We are committed to fostering a culture with a strong emphasis on life/work balance, with health & wellbeing at the heart of our employee agenda, and at the core of the foundational principles of our business.

We encourage teams and leaders to bring their best each day, embracing a growth mind-set, inspiring excellence and innovation.

Ours is a people centred culture in a digital age

AirNav Ireland

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services including: Air Traffic Control, Aeronautical Information and North Atlantic Communications.


Today, ALDI stands as one of the world’s most successful retailers, voted as the most reputable supermarket in Ireland by Irish shoppers according to the 2023 RepTrak Ireland Report. ALDI was also voted as the most sustainable supermarket in Ireland according to the Ireland RepTrak® Sustainability Index 2023. We employ almost 4,700 people in Ireland across our network of 161 stores, two Regional Distribution Centres and National Office.

We spent €1.1b with Irish suppliers in 2023 and now work with over 330 Irish food and drink producers. In addition to this, ALDI has invested more than €10 million in its Grow with ALDI supplier development programme since 2018, which provides an opportunity to Irish food and drink companies to gain a listing in ALDI’s 161 stores. We take great pride in working together with our local suppliers to bring quality, affordable products to our customers.

At ALDI, we believe that nobody should have to choose between price, quality and healthy food. Our commitment to our customers remains as it has always been – we will provide the best value in the market and will not be beaten on price.

ALDI believes in making every day, amazing! This means working together to be more sustainable, to support communities, and to support overall wellbeing.


Alexion, the rare disease business unit of AstraZeneca, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. As a leader in rare diseases for 30 years, Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on haematology, nephrology, neurology, metabolic disorders, cardiology, ophthalmology and acute care. The work we do is guided by people living with rare and devastating diseases. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. 

We know that to become the most rewarding company to work for we need to cultivate an environment in which every team member is encouraged and equipped to perform at their personal best. This is why we continually strive to foster a culture that reflects values that are core to our unique work and illustrates our daily commitment to people living with rare and devastating diseases, our Guiding Star. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries and has a strong presence in Ireland with commercial sites in College Park in Dublin and in Athlone.


Alkermes leverages its deep neuroscience expertise to develop medicines designed to help people living with complex psychiatric and neurological disorders. A fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company with locations in the U.S. and Ireland, we seek to make a meaningful difference in the way people manage their diseases. Learn more:

ASL Aviation Holdings

ASL Aviation Holdings, a global aviation services company with eight airlines based in Europe, South Africa and Asia, is a world leader in ACMI airline operations and both scheduled and charter cargo and passenger services.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ASL’s airlines include ASL Airlines Ireland, ASL Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France and ASL Airlines United Kingdom in Europe.

ASL’s airlines all have a strong DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) programme as part of the Group’s ESG policy and commitment. ASL has also signed-up to IATA’s 25by2025 programme, promoting an increase in female executives in aviation.

ASL Aviation Holdings airlines operate cargo services for the world’s leading express parcel integrators and online retailers. Group airlines also operate scheduled and charter cargo services under its own airline brands on domestic, international, and intercontinental routes in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Africa.
ASL has a global team of 3,000 people of 51 nationalities. The Group has a fleet of 160 aircraft that includes 9 aircraft types ranging from the turbo-prop ATR 72 to the Boeing 747.


Astellas is a pharmaceutical company that is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients worldwide.

Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with openness, integrity and a collaborative approach enables us to improve the health of people around the world.

Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd. has manufacturing plants in Kerry & Dublin which are part of the Astellas pharmaceutical group, a trans-global pharmaceutical company resulting from the merger of Yamanouchi and Fujisawa in April 2005. Our parent, Astellas Pharma Inc., is the second largest pharmaceutical company in Japan.

Avant Money

Avant Money is based across two sites in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim and Sandyford, Dublin and is a consumer finance lender that has been serving Irish consumers for over twenty-five years, specialising in credit cards, personal loans and mortgages.

At Avant Money, our people are our greatest asset, we place a great importance on health and wellbeing, by creating a psychologically safe environment and incorporating best practices where individuals can be themselves, treated fairly, and be supported to achieve their full potential.

We are proud to be the first financial services company in Ireland to receive Ibec’s KeepWell Mark in 2018.


Founded in 1997, BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. The company develops and commercialises targeted therapies that address the root cause of the genetic conditions that it seeks to treat, helping to create a better future for those living with rare genetic disease. BioMarin discoveries have led to eight first or best-in-class commercial treatments and a pipeline of multiple product candidates applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach to a broader group of genetic disorders. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

BioMarin employs over 600 people in Ireland with its EMEA headquarters in Dublin and one of the Company’s Manufacturing facilities located in Cork. Both locations have active health and wellness programmes which are led by employees and supported by the Company’s leadership team, ensuring all employees are encouraged and supported to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Blackrock Health Group

Blackrock Health consists of three leading modern hospitals and a diagnostic clinic where we employ 3,000 staff. Our hospitals are Blackrock Clinic, Galway Clinic, Hermitage Clinic and Limerick Clinic is a diagnostic service. Working together, we aim to give patients faster and easier access to world-class clinical care and world-class comfort in areas including oncology, cardiology, orthopaedics, neurology and gastroenterology.

Blackrock Health is a thriving environment that offers growth, opportunity, and career progression. Surrounded by experts in their fields in state-of-the-art facilities, Blackrock Health offers the chance to work with cutting-edge technology and medical advances – alongside highly professional and knowledgeable medical professionals. Committed to success, the aim is to foster a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
Staff wellbeing forms a key part of our People Strategy supporting and offering opportunities to all employees to make positive choices about their health and wellbeing. Achievement of The KeepWell Mark is acknowledgement of our commitment to staff wellbeing and to having a workplace with flexible work arrangements and a healthy work life balance.

Bon Secours Health System

As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare. Bon Secours Health System is a not-for-profit organisation with its mission centred on providing compassionate, world class medical treatment to all those it serves. With over 4,000 staff, 500 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 300,000 patients annually in its 5 modern acute hospitals in Cork Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin as well as a Care Village in Cork. It is the largest provider of private healthcare in Ireland.

Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy is one of Ireland’s leading energy supply and services providers, we have been serving Irish families and businesses for almost 50 years.

Today, as an integrated energy company, Bord Gáis Energy is playing a leading role in Ireland’s energy transition, committed to achieving net zero by 2045 and helping our 700,000 customers reach net zero by 2050.
We are doing this by investing in and developing net zero energy solutions across three core pillars: infrastructure; trading and retail.
In July 2014 we became part of the global Centrica plc Group. Centrica is active in the energy chain − from sourcing energy to saving it − and this helps us operate more efficiently. You can find out more about our parent company Centrica at
Together we are energising a greener, fairer future.

Bord na Móna

Bord na Móna is a climate solutions and renewable energy company that is supporting Ireland’s progress towards a climate neutral future. Bord na Móna is fully committed to the delivery of renewable energy, the development of low carbon enterprises, peatlands rehabilitation and sustainable waste management.

Bord na Móna has been serving communities across Ireland for almost 90 years. Today, the company is pioneering the expansion of its climate solutions and renewable energy offering to safeguard green energy supply for these communities in the future and support the achievement of Ireland’s renewable energy requirements by 2030.

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for 40 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high-performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. Established in Ireland since 1994, today Boston Scientific employs around 6,500 people across three facilities, located in Galway, Clonmel and Cork.

Bristol Myers Squibb Cruiserath Biologics

Bristol Myers Squibb is a leading global biopharma company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases in areas including oncology, haematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience.

Our employees work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Bristol Myers Squibb has been in operation in Ireland since 1964, employing over 650 people across a range of activities and business units.

Located in Dublin, Cruiserath Biologics Campus, the one billion Multi-Product Cell Culture Biologics Manufacturing facility plays a central role in the Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) network as the company’s first European biologics manufacturing facility.  This state of the art facility will produce multiple therapies for the company’s growing biologics portfolio.

Global Biologics Laboratory (GBL) responsible for the release testing of Biologics Drug product for the network, is also based on the Cruiserath Biologics Campus. Cruiserath Biologics has been awarded Biopharma Company of the Year in 2019 and 2020 in the Irish Pharma Industry Awards and is certified as a Great Place to Work consecutively  since 2017, including as a Great Place to Work for Women this year.

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann is Ireland’s national bus company, operating the city services of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, town services in Athlone, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan and Sligo, as well as county and regional services, all under contract to the National Transport Authority.

Bus Éireann operates Expressway, the largest commercial inter-regional coach service in the country with 14 routes, and the school transport scheme on behalf of the Department of Education.


Carelon Global Solutions Ireland is helping transform healthcare by building cutting edge platforms and tools to identify individual and wider public health interventions – so that people live healthier and longer lives – as well as identify efficiency gains in healthcare provision.

Ireland, located on the western edge of Europe, is the epicentre of our natural language processing and artificial intelligence innovations. Our team builds and deploys solutions that accelerate claims processing and enhance customer service so healthcare providers can focus on patient care. Our associates include software developers, data scientists, systems analysts, and product managers, all united to improve healthcare operations.

We launched our Innovation Centre in Ireland – one of Europe’s leading healthcare R&D centres – in 2021 with 60 posts and our team of innovators there has since more than quadrupled. Diversity is the soul of innovation and, to that end, our team of 250 people in Ireland is drawn from 32 different nationalities.

Our Ireland headquarters are located at the National Technology Park in Limerick on Ireland’s west coast. The National Technology Park is home to 80 organisations including some of the world’s best-known med-tech brands.

Circle K Ireland

Circle K Ireland, part of the global fuel and convenience store brand Circle K, is the leading forecourt and convenience retailer in Ireland. With 2,300 employees, its retail network is made up of over 420 stores across the island of Ireland. Circle K also operates a large commercial fuels business, with over 20 depots and two owned terminals across the country.

Circle K’s mission is to make customers’ lives a little easier every day by delivering the very best products and quality of service at every one of its locations across Ireland. To achieve this, Circle K fosters an environment where colleagues can grow personally and professionally, with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of colleagues, training and development, staff engagement and encouraging career progression both locally and internationally within the Circle K network.

With over 420 service stations and convenience retail locations, Circle K is firmly established across the island of Ireland, providing support to both rural and urban communities. Circle K makes a difference in every community it operates in, offering employment opportunities, the provision of essential services and social engagement through its partnerships. Circle K is committed to implementing environmentally and economically sustainable practices across its product range and operations with sustainability being an integral part of its business.

Compass Group Ireland

Compass Group Ireland are the people behind the most dynamic and rewarding food experiences
in the country, with contract catering solutions built on much more than just food. They are powerful
partnerships, rooted in trust, and delivered by people who care.

Their mission is to make great-tasting food work for Ireland’s greatest businesses, and that’s exactly what they achieve for every client, every day.

Compass Group Ireland achieved the Ibec KeepWell Mark accreditation in October 2022 demonstrating their dedication and commitment to employee health and wellbeing.

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIE)

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) acts as a Holding Company for the CIÉ Group of Companies which incorporates Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and CIÉ Tours. While not involved directly in the provision of services to the public, we employ approximately 170 officed based staff across five Dublin city locations. Since the onset of Covid-19 all staff are working remotely. As well as reporting to Government and liaising with the National Transport Authority (NTA), we provide a wide range of professional services to the wider CIÉ Group.

Services include:

  • Legal advice and guidance
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance and Risk
  • Internal Audit
  • Finance and Reporting
  • Property Services

With an average employee age of 48 and a near 50:50 gender balance CIÉ represents a dynamic and forward-looking environment in which to work. Backed up by our policies and procedures we strive to ensure employee wellbeing is a high priority. We are very proud to display our KeepWell Award in our Boardroom at Heuston Station and look forward to continuing our employee wellbeing journey.

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