Top Employers InstituteThe Top Employers Institute has named Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) and privately-held Boehringer Ingelheim to its list of 15 companies to win global Top Employer certification for 2023.

The Top Employers Institute rankings are based on data from its HR Best Practices Survey, which spans 20 topics, including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity and inclusion, well-being and other factors.

Takeda has been included in the ranking for six consecutive years. The company scored well in terms of ethics and integrity, purpose and values, business strategy, employer branding, organization and change.

On the employee review site Glassdoor, Takeda’s current ranking was 4.1 out of 5. A total of 82% of workers said they would recommend the company to friends, while 88% approved of CEO Christophe Weber.

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In its ranking, Top Employers Institute praised Boehringer Ingelheim’s employer benefits and focus on well-being. It also pointed to its positive work environment and rewards and recognition as other factors in its ranking.

On Glassdoor, Boehringer Ingelheim had a current ranking of 4.1. Some 83% of employees said they would recommend the company to a friend. A total of 89% approved of CEO Hubertus von Baumbach.

In a press release, Boehringer Ingelheim highlighted its focus on mental health as a distinguishing factor of its work environment. “Boehringer Ingelheim strives to curb the stigma often experienced by people with mental health conditions as an employer and beyond,” the company noted.

The company also focuses on mental health research that could result in the development of more targeted therapies in the future.

The Top Employers Institute also named Organon China to its list of leading workplaces in greater China. The institute highlighted the company’s culture, diversity and inclusion, branding, work environment and commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives.