Africa’ Recognition by the BPTW Certification Program
By Mary Kibe
The prestigious “Best Places to Work” certification program has honored
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Africa operation for its leadership, inclusive
culture, commitment to professional development, agility, and sense of
The program awarded ‘Top 15 Best Companies to Work for in Africa’ based
on the scores on the continental level out the assessment of over 500
organizations across Africa.
15th February 2021: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading
pharmaceutical companies, has ranked first amongst the top 15 best
companies to work for in Africa by the prestigious ‘Best Places to
Work’ certification program.
Based on the assessment of over 500 organizations operating across the
continent, the program’s findings from this year demonstrated how well
businesses across Africa have adapted to the challenges brought about
by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boehringer Ingelheim Africa was honored for its leadership, inclusive
culture, commitment to professional development, agility and sense of
community as key reasons employees feel proud to work for the company.
“Best Places to Work” is an ‘Employer of Choice’ certification that
certifies and recognizes leading workplaces in many countries around
the world with a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which
reflects the very latest in workplace trends focusing on eight
workplace factors including leadership, HR and people policies,
compensation, benefits, teamwork and relationships, employee
engagement, workplace and procedures and corporate social
Their ranking is determined based on the 2020 feedback from employees
gathered through anonymous surveys and an HR assessment evaluating the
people management practices against outstanding workplace standards.
Based on these results, that Boehringer Ingelheim Algeria have achieved
earlier, Boehringer Ingelheim ranked first across the continent in this
certification program in 2020.
Mohammed Al-Tawil, Country Managing Director and Head of Human Pharma
at Boehringer Ingelheim Middle East, Turkey and Africa stated on the
occasion, “We are immensely proud to have our operation recognized by a
prestigious program such as the Best Place to Work for in Africa.
The success of a company relies on the achievements of its people and
we remain committed to keep supporting our teams on their journey to
success by providing them with an environment that is conducive to
growth. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we value our employees and aim to
continue running the family-owned company with a nurturing spirit to
ensure that we foster a culture where our employees feel supported and
motivated. We will continue to build upon the values that have earned
us this honor, to ensure Boehringer Ingelheim remains a best place to
work for in Africa.”
For 135 years, Boehringer Ingelheim has been creating value through
innovation for human and animal health, dedicating itself to a better
world. It aims to meet this, across its markets including Africa,
through excellent HR policies and people practices, covering domains
such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition,
learning, well-being, diversity, inclusion and more. The family
business invests heavily in individual development opportunities
through tailor-made education and training programs for all employees.
This serves to enhance its existing progressive workplace culture
promoting transparency, open communication, and supportive forward-
Boehringer Ingelheim will continue its journey to implement further
employee focused initiatives, ensuring the growth, development, and
overarching wellbeing of its teams.