Business community marks 9th annual National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2023

April 27, 2023

Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing’ index announced

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, marks National Workplace Wellbeing Day this Friday, 28 April. With up to 1,000 companies participating annually, the day provides a unique opportunity for businesses across Ireland to celebrate with a range of health and wellbeing activities in the workplace. It also offers a moment to rebalance and refocus on the supports that will benefit employees' social, mental, and physical wellbeing.

As part of this year’s activity, Ibec has launched the ‘Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing’ index in association with the Business & Finance media group. The index recognises the top 100 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional contribution to employees' social, mental, and physical wellbeing.

At a special event, Ibec recognised the top six companies that have excelled across key areas of their KeepWell accreditations during the last year through their best-in-class awards. In addition, Brent Pope, mental health advocate and rugby pundit, was honoured for his outstanding contribution for his work in promoting mental health awareness and understanding.

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: “I would like to offer congratulations to the companies included in the top 100 index. These are companies that have consistently demonstrated their strategic approach to and understanding of wellbeing in the workplace. We are seeing more and more businesses place wellbeing on the board agenda and greater attention is now being placed on how it can be recognised as a critical part of a businesses' ESG strategy. Mental health and overall wellbeing of employees is increasingly forming part of the measurable foundation of the ‘S’ within ESG.”

“We understand that a positive, proactive approach to the promotion of mental and physical wellbeing can lead to benefits for individuals and organisations, including improvements in productivity, employee engagement and reduced levels of absenteeism.”

The six companies presented with best-in-class KeepWell awards are:

  • Company of the Year (SME) – Horse Racing Ireland
  • Company of the Year (Large) – Oracle EMEA
  • Best in Class Mental Health – William Fry
  • Best in Class Leadership – Fexco
  • Best in Class Nutrition – Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd
  • Best in Class Physical Health – Cork County Council

To view the ‘Top 100 Companies Leading in Wellbeing’ index, click here