Providing a safe, healthy and rewarding workplace

We are committed to taking care of our people and we want to make the workplace remains a collaborative and caring environment in which every employee feels integrated, respected and recognized, regardless of their background, profile, experience, way of thinking or their social environment. We believe that the diversity of our talents is a source of value for Debiopharm and of innovation for our patients.

Inclusion & Diversity

  • 50 nationalities from 5 continents – With more than 50 nationalities represented within the group, this diversity is a real asset and part of our DNA. The international, multicultural dimension contributes greatly to the success of our activities. We attract  open-minded talent from all over the world who easily adapt to new situations.

  • 1 inclusive work environment – We strive to provide an inclusive, safe and healthy work environment. We value the differences and the fact that each employee is unique.

  • 21 interns joined Debiopharm in 2021  – We believe that we can help the next generation to gain practical experience through our “Pied à l’Etrier Program”, which inspires, trains and develops BA, Masters, PhDs and Post Docs of various fields of research and educational backgrounds, by offering them their first industry experience.

  • 37% of our production site’s employees live locally – Debiopharm’s production site, located in Martigny, is proud to be a local employer with 37% of employees living in its municipality, and 85% in the canton of Valais.

Parity & Equity

450

employees

50 %

of top management are female

60 %

of women company wide

Gender Equality

Our enterprise has an increasing percentage of women across job types and functions. This is the case for both our headquarters (65% women) and at our production site (48%)

Equal pay

Equality in the workplace is part of our DNA. We strive to offer equal opportunity employment and promotion for all talent, fostering decisions based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We have been officially certified as a company that has no pay equity gap between men and women.

working at Debiopharm

Well-being at work

  • High-quality Corporate restaurant – In our Lausanne headquarters, we offer healthy, well-balanced food options, through our specifically selected service provider NOVAE, subsidized by 50% for all employees.

     

  • Social Activities – Work must be a place to meet, exchange ideas and share social interactions. Sport, recreation activities and events are organized throughout the year to get together outside the corporate framework (company parties, choir, dance, yoga, football, running, yearly step challenge, etc.).

  • Employees benefits – We offer additional benefits to everyone working at Debiopharm to enhance their well-being, including maternity leave that goes beyond the legal minimum length, contribution to pension funds that are higher than the legal minimum, accident insurance coverage in private ward worldwide and multiple partnerships with external providers for negotiated services.

  • Health & Safety – ​​Creating a safe and healthy workplace for our staff is a priority. We offer health-related conferences, an on-site prevention & conflict management specialist and a trained first aid team along with standard COVID safety measures. As of October 2021, 92% of the employees were vaccinated. ​​

  • Recognition of value-added work initiatives – We constantly encourage and reward new ideas. “The Shapers Award”program was launched in 2019 to recognize initiatives generating value-added innovation or accelerated drug development with collaboration and courage.

    206 people involved since the program’s inception
    28 projects submitted and 9 projects awarded since 2019