Organon ANZ certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

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November 1, 2021 11:36 am EDT

Organon’s commitment to a ‘people first’ culture as the foundation for its business has been recognised by Family Friendly Workplaces, with its recent certification as a Family Inclusive Workplace.

Organon’s commitment to a ‘people first’ culture as the foundation for its business has been recognised by Family Friendly Workplaces, with its recent certification as a Family Inclusive Workplace.  Family Friendly Workplaces is a joint initiative of Parents at Work and UNICEF Australia, and measures workplaces against standards developed to encourage employers to benchmark their own internal policies against nationally recognised best practices.

One of our priorities when we formed was to give our Founders a voice through employee resource groups (ERGs).  The Families@Work ERG were keen to benchmark how Organon was positioned in living up to its commitment to people first, as well as to explore opportunities to consistently aim for ongoing improvement.

Tim Cogin, Director Fertility, Organon ANZ, is the sponsor for the Families@Work ERG, commented, “We are incredibly proud that we have been able to achieve certification as a Family Friendly Workplace in our first four months since establishing as a company.  We are in unique times of high stress, and never before has work and family life been so closely integrated. We always want our people to feel good about balancing their work priorities with their family priorities. We know that family comes first, and it is important that workplaces reflect this and adapt accordingly.”

Organon recognises the need to support families in all their forms and has policies to bring this to life for every employee. Initiatives such as the Gift of Time which allowed time off for parents who home-schooled children during the COVID lockdowns and encouraged all employees to take time during the workday to focus on their own health and wellbeing; Focus Fridays which discourages meetings on Fridays and enables a 3pm finish, so that our Founders can focus on deep thinking and completing work without the pressure of meetings; and a unique Principles-based Work @ Organon approach to office attendance are demonstrations of our recognition  that families come in all shapes and sizes and vary depending on life stages.  We also have plans to continue to evolve our offering over time, and with input from our Founders.

Sophie Althans, Director HR with Organon ANZ shares her perspective on the impact of supporting Founders in all their unique requirements.  “I’m proud of the unique people first culture that we actively foster in every decision we make.  Embracing flexibility and being open with how our teams work and evolve has a significant correlation with our strong employee engagement across a range of measures. We continue to foster an agile environment in which all Founders have a sense of belonging and bring their valuable diverse perspectives in wholeheartedly embracing Organon’s values.

About Organon

Organon (NYSE: OGN) is a global healthcare company formed through a spin-off from Merck& Co., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (NYSE: MRK) known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, focused on improving the health of women throughout their lives. Here for her health, the company has a portfolio of more than 60 medicines and products across a range of therapeutic areas. Led by the reproductive health portfolio coupled with an expanding biosimilars business and stable franchise of established medicines, Organon’s products produce strong cash flows that will support investments in future growth opportunities in women’s health. In addition, Organon is pursuing opportunities to collaborate with biopharmaceutical innovators looking to commercialize their products by leveraging its scale and presence in fast growing international markets.

Organon has a global footprint with significant scale and geographic reach, world-class commercial capabilities, and approximately 9,000 employees with headquarters located in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

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