PPD believes that our employees are our greatest resource. We strive to foster an employee experience that provides education, opportunity and motivation for all colleagues to create healthy lifestyles and to be wise health care consumers. PPD provides well-being resources to employees around the globe, including fitness centers and employee health clinics at select locations, along with health and safety services. PPD’s corporate wellness program builds resources and programming around a holistic view of well-being that can best be integrated into our employees’ professional life at work. Employees are also encouraged to work with their direct supervisors to establish daily routines that ensure a healthy work-life balance.
Our employees have online access to quarterly well-being resources focused on physical, mental, social and financial health. These are offered online to our U.S. population via a health and wellness portal that houses health-related newsletters, articles and videos. The portal also offers the opportunity to participate in social web-based groups as well as individual challenges and missions. In addition, PPD provides a large, well-equipped fitness facility in its headquarters location in Wilmington, North Carolina, where employees can work out seven days a week. There are group exercise classes offered as well.
To encourage participation and drive healthy lifestyle change, our employees are offered a wellness discount for completing an internal health engagement program called Take Charge of Your Health. To qualify, employees are asked to complete a health risk assessment and complete a biometric screening each year.
Outside the U.S., global PPD regions are budgeted to fund wellness-related events that are relevant to their culture and office location. Events include walking/running groups, on-site employee vaccinations, on-site relaxation rooms and on-site health education.