Boehringer Ingelheim's global presence builds on the strength of our local organisations while tapping into the expertise provided by our global business network.
Boehringer Ingelheim's growing number of expatriate employees and short-term international assignments shows the continued acceleration of our global activities. We value our international network of professionals and the opportunities this business environment creates. For our managers and professionals, long and short-term international assignments extended business trip as well as international project work are powerful experiences shaping their perspectives and capabilities.
International exposure is part of the Human Resources planning process, and these networking initiatives give added value by increasing our international drive and spirit to succeed as a corporation.
"We want to foster a culture where our employees feel welcome and at home right from the beginning - no matter from where they come. The International Club is a first address where they can meet, make new friends and change experiences."
Christian Boehringer, Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee
The International Club in Ingelheim, Germany, serves as a communication platform. Members are international employees and their families on an expatriate stay in Ingelheim as well as their German colleagues. Other countries in which Boehringer Ingelheim operates have similar forums for integrating their international staff.
The International Club offers a wide range of activities, such as "Welcome to Ingelheim" parties, cultural events, excursions and informal get-togethers for the club members.
In 1996, Boehringer Ingelheim started a Europe-wide initiative called the Boehringer Ingelheim European Forum. The purpose of the European Forum is to provide information and consultation for all employees working for Boehringer Ingelheim subsidiaries in Europe. This is achieved by a constructive dialogue between Boehringer Ingelheim employer and employee representatives. Current member countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.