Willy Michel with the winners of the Ypsomed Innovation Award
Willy Michel (chairman of the board of directors) with the winners of the Ypsomed Innovation Award

As a company we assume our social responsibility and are strongly committed in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. With a host of measures we make a significant contribution to a sustainable development of society as a whole. This by far exceeds the legal requirements. Based on our own business operations, the spectrum of our activities ranges from ecological aspects and the needs of employees through to an exchange with relevant stakeholder and interest groups.

Sponsoring Innovation
With its Ypsomed Innovation Award, the Ypsomed Innovation Fund sponsors three start-ups every two years with prize money totalling CHF 60 000. In doing so, we sponsor and recognise innovative companies in the Espace Mittelland.

Family-friendly corporate culture
We actively and specifically promote the combination of family and job. To ensure the sustainable employment of parents, we offer flexible work time models, part-time work or parental leave to give an example. In addition, subsidised nursery places are available in the daycare centres at our sites in Burgdorf and Solothurn for working parents.

Promoting health
Promoting sustainable health of employees has a high priority at Ypsomed. With effective absence management, perfect workplace ergonomics, free admission to the fitness centre and the indoor swimming pool in Burgdorf, annual prophylactic influenza vaccination as well as free company social counselling, we actively promote the health of our employees.

Sustainable and healthy diet
Within the context of staff catering, we offer the option of a healthy diet for employees at headquarters. In cooperation with the operator of the staff restaurant, the offered "One Two We“ programme offers a sustainable and balanced diet which, in addition to health aspects, is also directed at reducing CO2 emissions to a minimum.

Environmental mobility
We sponsor the use of public transport. To do this, we finance half-fare Swiss Railways (SBB) passes for all employees from the charges collected for the company parking spaces.

Committed to sports and culture
Our commitment extends to a variety of different external and internal events and activities. For example, we participate in the "Bike to Work" campaign, the Grand-Prix Bern, the Burgdorf city run as well as the company's football team and the Jass tournament (card game).