At Thermo Fisher, we believe in the importance of empowering colleagues to take control of all aspects of their wellbeing – emotional, physical, social and financial. Wellbeing impacts the lives of our colleagues in countless ways every day – from how we take care of ourselves and our families physically, to emotional health and personal financial matters, to how we balance our personal and professional lives. Our Total Rewards package includes a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a wide variety of programs and resources available to our colleagues, with some variation by location.
As one of our key Human Resources platforms, our global Total Rewards team is led by a Vice President who reports directly into the Chief Human Resources Officer. The team's goal is to deliver a competitive total rewards package that all colleagues understand and value. We leverage our Colleague Service Center to inform and engage with our colleagues on the various programs and tools available to them. We regularly evaluate and measure our program against established benchmarks to ensure we are delivering the right mix of services and resources, and that our colleagues are receiving a consistently great experience. In 2019, we expanded our offering of wellbeing benefits in the U.S. and are continually reviewing opportunities to expand these programs globally.
Our global mindset combined with local focus helps us deliver high-quality medical, wellness and insurance programs to approximately 80,000 colleagues across the world. In addition to our comprehensive benefits and resources, we are proud to offer unique and innovative services that provide our colleagues with access to the cutting-edge science they enable every day.
While specific benefits and programs vary by location, as an example, for U.S. colleagues we offer:
Our Individualized Medical Pathways for Advanced Care and Treatment (IMPACT) cancer care program is an innovative, company-paid benefit available to colleagues and close family members in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Participants in the program receive personalized support and direct lines of communication to internal experts in cancer genetics and genomics, covering every type, stage and diagnosis. These licensed and board- certified genetic counselors are more than leaders of IMPACT. The team serves as personal navigators for participants and collaborative partners for physicians to help enhance ongoing cancer treatments. Every participant’s IMPACT journey is unique, but services for colleagues or their dependents facing cancer may include genetic counseling, clinical trial matching and access to cutting-edge tests and expert advice not typically available in other companies’ health insurance plans.
Sites across our company form Wellness Teams to promote individual wellness efforts among their colleagues ranging from organizing team participation in runs, walks, and cycling events, to providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and increasing awareness around mental health and workplace safety.
For example, in 2019, our site in Inchinnan, Scotland, was recognized by the Scottish government with the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award for their ongoing commitment to regular health and wellbeing activities and information campaigns. The site has focused on providing colleagues opportunities for both mental health support and physical activity by adding a gym, providing fitness classes and holding various fitness activities like volleyball and table tennis tournaments as well as walking and running events. The site also
hosts annual health awareness weeks and provides an employee assistance program, childcare vouchers, cycle to work program and on-site therapists.
Our colleagues invest a lot in their families, communities and work. We are proud to support their whole lives through programs and tools that drive holistic wellbeing. We also provide opportunities for our colleagues to get involved in their community and support causes they care about.