Organon launches its first Wellness Month initiative

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August 1, 2021 11:48 am EDT

Women’s healthcare company Organon kicks off its global Organon Wellness Month in August, and the Australian subsidiary is making the most of the opportunity with a comprehensive program to promote employee health and wellbeing.

The month-long program aims to increase awareness and facilitate employee engagement focused on four pillars of wellness: physical; mental; professional; and social.

Based on these four pillars, Organon will reward employees who participate in the various programs offered, which include personalised health and wellness assessments; increase their daily physical activities; practice meditation techniques; or making time to develop and share hobbies.  Reward incentives to further prompt employee engagement include fitness and massage vouchers. This initiative is complimented with a previously established $250 Wellness Reimbursement Program which can be used to pay for a wide range of wellbeing programs and equipment.

With COVID-19 impacting the work, home and school environment, Organon has increased its focus on workplace flexibility and initiatives to foster a more sustainable working environment which includes encouraging all employees to take time during the workday to focus on their health as well as that of their family and community.

“Through this commitment and various initiatives that our people can choose from, we recognise and respect the diversity of each person’s needs. We believe that our employees will emerge from this period feeling more energised and with some fuel in the tank, versus being totally exhausted with no annual leave left. We just think that this is a more sustainable approach, ” said Nirelle Tolstoshev, managing director Organon ANZ.

About Organon

Organon (NYSE: OGN) is a global healthcare company formed through a spinoff from Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, to focus 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, including business development. 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.

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