Media release

Prize for health promotion

Implenia receives the “Grand Prix Européen Santé et Entreprise 2012” from the European Association for Health Promotion (AEPS)

Dietlikon, 14 December 2012 – At a conference organized by the European Association for Health Promotion (AEPS), Luxembourg’s health minister Mars di Bartolomeo awarded Implenia a “Grand Prix Européen Santé et Entreprise 2012” in recognition of its work on health and safety. The jury were particularly impressed by the “Talk about alcohol at work?” project, which won the award in the “Responsabilité Sociétale de l’Entreprise” (Business Social Responsibility) category.

Implenia works hard on several different fronts to protect its employees’ health and to prevent accidents at work. Such accidents can be caused by many things, one of which is alcohol. The aim of “Talk about alcohol at work?” is to remove the taboos surrounding the subject and to educate employees where necessary. Implenia carried out the project in close collaboration with health consultancy PMSE SA (Prévention et maintien de la santé en enterprise) in French-speaking Switzerland as a pilot region. The plan is to roll the project out to the rest of Switzerland in 2013. For further information about health and safety at work, please see Implenia’s first Sustainability Report, which was published in September 2012.


Roger Teuscher

Communications Manager

Telefon: +41 44 805 45 65



Implenia has won the “Grand Prix Européen Santé et Entreprise 2012”.

Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.

Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs around 6400 people and posted turnover of more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.