In an emphatic endorsement of its laudable employee-centric HR policies, Venus Remedies Ltd, one of India’s leading research-driven pharmaceutical companies, has bagged the coveted Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award in two categories. While Dr Manu Chaudhary, Joint Managing Director, Venus Remedies, has won the Woman at Work Leadership Award in the individual section, the company has also bagged the organisation category Award for Managing Health at Work.
Introduced by the Employer Branding Institute, these awards are recognised as a benchmark throughout the world in best practices followed by employers comprising leading corporates across the continent.
“These awards are a celebration of the exceptional achievements of Dr Manu Chaudhary, who has led from the front to carve a niche for the company in the R&D space, and an acknowledgement of our thoughtful health-specific policies for our employees,” said Mr Akshansh Chaudhary, President, Human Resources, Venus Remedies.
Dr Manu Chaudhary led by example to win the Woman at Work Leadership Award not only for her exemplary achievements in the field of research but also for proficiently guiding a team of over 400 people spread across 20 departments.
A personification of women empowerment and leadership tradition at Venus Remedies, Dr Chaudhary has an exhaustive track record of enriching the company’s intellectual wealth. Having 25 years of experience in the development and commercialisation of breakthrough anti-infective, anti-cancer and pain management products, she has over 100 patents and 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals to her credit. Her pioneering solutions for drug-resistant bacterial infections, based on the concepts of Antibiotic Adjuvant Entities and Stealth Targeted Nanoparticles, are globally acclaimed.
Over the past 25 years, Dr Chaudhary has not only led a team of proficient scientists to enhance the company’s product portfolio but has has also introduced the latest technologies to drive game-changing process improvements. Under her dynamic leadership, the company’s production capacity increased by three times in the first quarter of 2021 itself.
Attributing her success to her unwavering focus and commitment to the cause of addressing unmet medical needs, Dr Chaudhary said, “I thank the Employer Branding Institute for bestowing this honour on me. It is our faith in our vision and the collective efforts we have been making all along to bring this vision to life that has made all the difference. Catering to unmet medical needs through revolutionary breakthroughs, and thereby serving mankind, has been our main driving force.”
The uncompromising standards followed by Venus Remedies to ensure a safe and healthy workplace has also won it the Award for Managing Health at Work. The company kept the health and safety of its employees paramount at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic by keeping all safety protocols in place. Apart from taking the lead in arranging a vaccination drive in its premises and setting up quarantine facilities for the workforce, it also announced a Covid protection policy for employees and their immediate family members.
While the company has made annual health check-up camps mandatory for all employees, it also takes care of their mental well-being by holding meditation camps and keeping Saturdays reserved for “no-work” activities. “We have set up a safety committee comprising members of the management to oversee all this. In fact, health, safety and environment are also an integral part of our business operations,” said Mr Akshansh Chaudhary.