Founded in 1999, Epicom is a private label food manufacturer producing milk based powder blends. The company has grown considerably over the years, now employing 300 staff in four locations around Ireland.
Epicom has always been proactive in encouraging and maintaining employee engagement and well-being. It believes in the importance of developing a workforce that is not only engaged in day-to-day work but is also involved in social sustainability initiatives like community support activities.
Within Epicom’s Origin Green plan, the company took an innovative approach to social sustainability. Each year, it focuses on delivering one significant initiative under different themes. The themes chosen to focus on were employee fitness and nutrition, local community group support, employee language development, and employee smoking cessation. Focusing on different themes helped keep the employee engagement programme fresh and relevant and retain staff interest.
Over recent years, Epicom has carried out a number of initiatives over the span of its Origin Green plan, including employee outings and sweepstakes for employees. Notable projects include:
These projects and initiatives enhance the positive culture within the company and optimise the physical, as well as mental health and wellness of employees.