Engaging Employees

At a Glance

Managing and Rewarding Our Employees

Around the globe, our global workforce of approximately 35,000 understands the critical role they play in expanding access to high quality medicine.

Our Leadership Expectations of Lead, Learn, Teach and Perform with the Right Attitude, along with our Talent Principles, comprise the foundation on which we manage and reward talent. Key components include: performance management and compensation; succession planning; learning and development; and employee recognition.

  • Europe: 27.4%
  • North America: 21.2%
  • ROW: 51.4%

Well-Being Around the Globe

It’s important our people remain healthy and at their best. We offer generous benefits that are customized to the needs of our people around the globe. These may include retirement plans, health insurance, childcare, preventive health screenings, immunizations and more. Mylan is also working with employees to identify ways we can help our people balance life priorities and improve workplace flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Differing perspectives and life experiences make our business stronger. Our people reflect the communities where we work as well as the populations we serve. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, integrity, dignity and mutual respect. We are an equal opportunity employer that embraces what makes our people unique. Discrimination, harassment of any kind and retaliation are strictly prohibited. We educate employees on our equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination policies as part of our mandatory annual Code of Business Conduct and Ethics training. Read more.

  • When asked in the 2018 global employee engagement survey,

    79% of employees who responded to our global employee survey said they fit well into Mylan's culture.

Keeping Our Employees Safe

We have rigorous programs in place to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all Mylan employees, contractors and visitors. Examples include but are not limited to emergency response, incident prevention, contractor safety, occupational toxicology, industrial hygiene, process safety, EHS training and regulatory compliance.

We had a global days away, restricted or transferred (DART) rate that was 61% below industry average and cultivate an environment that encourages our people to speak up and play an active role in making workplace safety a priority. Our injury-prevention strategy promotes the identification and correction of potential hazards and the Incident Prevention Opportunity (IPO) Program encourages employees to identify potential hazards and act to correct them as soon as possible. Our Serious and Fatal Incident Prevention (SFIP) Program identifies potential situations that could create a more severe outcome and proactively addresses these conditions with effective controls.

Additionally, our team has disaster preparedness plans and creates programming to further enhance a safety-first mindset. Our 2018 safe driving campaign is one such example.

Engaging Our People

Eighty-eight percent of our employees globally participated in an engagement survey in the fall of 2018. The results affirmed that our employees are committed to our organization and mission. When asked, 70% said they would go above and beyond in their roles to support the company. With this survey also came more than 40,000 free-response comments. Anonymous feedback was circulated to our leadership team for additional review, consideration and discussion. Progress in 2019 will be measured using smaller, pulse surveys.

  • 81%

    of global employees who took the survey see a clear link between their work and the company’s mission.

  • 75%

    say they are extremely satisfied with Mylan as a place to work.

Air Emissions

Mylan recognizes that water is a scarce resource in many of the communities where our employees live and the company does business. We work proactively to protect water and reduce consumption. While we have made significant headway in reduction at some locations, our water usage in 2017 increased by 3.5% to 3.3 million cubic meters, due primarily to increased global production. We continually look for ways to reduce water consumption, reuse water for non-potable purposes and install technologies that ensure adequate quality wastewater.

We continue to invest in wastewater treatment facilities and look for additional improvements across our operations. For example, we recently installed a state-of-the-art, full-scale wastewater treatment system in our manufacturing facility in Galway, Ireland.

Wastewater Management

Site with zero discharge
(ZLD) systems


Water Supply,
thousand qubic meters

2015 2016 2017
3,142 3,185 3,298


of Mylan's wastewater genrated in our Hyderabad manufacturing sites utilizes ZLD technology. Mylan began using it in 2009 and today operaters 11 ZLD facilities across India.