Cancer in the workplace is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report. It assesses the challenges that cancer poses for employers, examines workplace policies and practices to address the needs of those affected by the disease, and explores possible measures to strengthen workplace support. In August-September 2016 The EIU surveyed 500 executives—150 from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), 150 from the Americas, 150 from Asia-Pacific and 50
from the rest of the world—on their companies’ approaches to cancer in the workplace. Survey respondents were drawn from a variety of sectors and functions (see Appendix). This report is based on the results of the survey. The EIU also conducted ten in-depth interviews with experts on cancer in the workplace.