It has been almost 110 years since dr. Sándor Balla, the Hungarian pharmacist fulfilled his dream and the predeccessor of Egis was established in Budapest. Ever since then, our objective has remained unchanged: to provide Hungarian medicines of the highest quality to people, so that they can lead a long and healthy life.
The performance of the Hungarian pharmaceutical industry in the last ‘peaceful year’ before the coronavirus epidemic was reviewed in a comprehensive analysis by Nézőpont Institute on behalf of 16 pharmaceutical companies of the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (MAGYOSZ).
Egis took part in the industry collaboration which offered donation – within a remarkably short period of time – to the Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller to purchase a life-saving device. Owing to the joint donation, the portable ultrasound device was at the disposal of the institution in just four days.
More than just a traineeship program: besides professional experience, career coaching, trainings and community experience await the participants.
Trees from paper: Aiming to reduce the number of corporate paper greeting cards, our initiative has been a great success this year as well: in December 95% less cards were sent out than two years ago. Egis will spend the saved amount on planting – the project therefore doubly serves the purpose of protecting our nature.
As Diamond Sponsor of the comprehensive nationwide health tests program (MÁESZ), our company considers the protection of health to be top priority.
The quality of life of millions depends on the availability of our medicines, as Egis sells the most boxes of medicine in Hungary. Hungarian doctors most often choose Egis medicines particularly for the therapy of cardiovascular diseases, which is a common disease. Our medicines provide therapeutic solutions for the diseases cardiovascular diseases (38%), for the illnesses of the central nervous system (17%) and respiratory system (10%), further 10% are cancer treatment and immunotherapeutic drugs. Taking these medicines continuously is essential for maintaining the patients’ quality of life and for the success of the therapy.
As research and development are fundamental pillars of our strategy Egis is deeply committed to raise students’ interest in science and help the promising young minds develop their talents. That is why we have been supporting the annual ’Scientific and Innovation Talent Recruitment Contest for Youth’ for decades. This year, Egis’ prize went to undergraduate student Hunor Sebők.
The Semmelweis University and Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC have agreed on an even closer cooperation than before. Our common goal is to further raise the standards of pharmaceutical R+D as well as pharmacist and doctor training by making use of the synergies in each other’s activities. As a result of the agreement, new health industrial innovations can be launched and the Semmelweis University can be extended with more practical educational and training elements that also meet the needs of the Hungarian pharmaceutical industry.
Microsoft and HR Fest — the largest HR professional festival in Hungary — established a new professional award category within HR Best awards called ‘Future Proof Organizations’.
How to prepare the next generations for an ever-changing world?
Disinfection plays an important role in reducing the risk of infection. As a responsible company, Egis supports the safe operation of pharmacies in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as well.
Environmental protection and climate change are among the most pressing issues of our time, and joint responses to these challenges will have significant impact on the years and decades ahead of us. As a company devoted to environmental consciousness and sustainability, Egis seeks to raise social awareness and to protect a healthy environment.
Egis’ popular credit-point course is now offered in four Hungarian universities.
In parallel to our mission, we serve people with all our knowledge and skills, so that they can live a long and healthy life. As Diamond Sponsor of the comprehensive nationwide health tests program, Egis Pharmaceuticals is devotedly engaged in the improvement of the Hungarian healthcare. Furthermore, thanks to the company’s commitment, hundreds of residents as well as the employees of the municipality of the 10th district (or Kőbánya) are offered free health tests within the ‘Egis Health and Prevention Days’.
CEO of Egis was granted the award ‘For the Hungarian Economy’
One of Egis’ core values is care – with our immediate surroundings as well as in a wider sense. As a responsible company, we strive to support such projects that serve people’s safety and comfort. In this spirit, Egis decided to support the construction of a safe bicycle railroad crossing that is used also by many of our employees daily on their way to our Körmend plant.