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BioUtah Member Horizon Therapeutics Named to PEOPLE’s “50 Companies That Care” List

September 11, 2020

Horizon Therapeutics has been named to PEOPLE’s 2020 “50 Companies That Care” list. Partnering with Great Place to Work, PEOPLE identified the top U.S. companies that went above and beyond in responding to the pandemic.The list, focused on employers with 1,000 or more employees, will be featured in the Sept. 14, 2020 print issue of PEOPLE.

“It is a special honor to be recognized by PEOPLE and Great Place to Work as one of the 50 Companies That Care, especially during this challenging time,” said Tim Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon. “Through it all, we’ve stayed close to our foundational principle of doing the right thing for people, with great compassion and care.”

Among the company’s exceptional actions, Horizon implemented a generous leave policy with 100% pay continuation to employees impacted by the virus. The company has also seeded more than $2 million to support various organizations focused on COVID-19 relief and racial injustice, including helping patients access medical facilities.

“BioUtah congratulates Horizon Therapeutics on this important recognition,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. “This is clearly a company that gives back as it continues to pioneer new medicines to treat rare and rheumatic diseases.”

Most recently, Horizon and its employees provided 526 laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots for students at its partner school, Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy (MSA) in Chicago, ensuring that there would be no lack of technology and access for the under-resourced school as a result of COVID-19 and the upcoming virtual school year.