Investing in People Earns AkzoNobel A “Top Employer in the United States” Title

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AkzoNobel Earns "Top Employer in the United States" Title

Top Employers Institute

"We are passionate about creating a work place that is simple, reliable, engaging and empowering for our people, and I’m extremely proud that the Top Employers Institute recognizes our efforts,” says Andrea Poletto, Regional Human Resources Director for North America at AkzoNobel.

The Top Employers Institute has recognized AkzoNobel – a global leader in paints and coatings – for the company’s excellence in creating the best conditions for employees in the United States. With the certification as a Top Employer 2020 in the U.S., the Institute is recognizing that AkzoNobel continues to build on its strong track record of people-driven initiatives.

"We are passionate about creating a work place that is simple, reliable, engaging and empowering for our people, and I’m extremely proud that the Top Employers Institute recognizes our efforts,” says Andrea Poletto, Regional Human Resources Director for North America at AkzoNobel. “Our people play a key role in our ‘People. Planet. Paint.’ approach to sustainability. We focus on developing our talent, so that we all grow and succeed together. We treat our employees with respect because we recognize that becoming a more inclusive and diverse company is vital to our business.”

A Rigorous Process
The Top Employers Institute evaluates companies against best practices in human resources and considers a number of factors in its rigorous review, including opportunities for growth and development, working environment, company culture and benefits. The Top Employer certification offers a thorough and independently vetted evaluation against high, internationally recognized standards. The resulting insights and feedback help companies improve and create even better conditions for their employees.

“To become recognized as a Top Employer, an organization will have to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees,” says David Plink, CEO at Top Employers Institute. “The certified participants are a shining example of a dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work. Congratulations!’”

Adds Poletto: “We strive to create a work environment in which our team members can perform at their best, and beyond that, make them feel valued, motivated and engaged. Receiving the Top Employer Certification in the U.S. is a proud moment for our team.”

Going Beyond
AkzoNobel has gained “Top Employer” certifications in key markets. This year marks the company’s first such certification in the U.S., the eighth consecutive year in the UK, seventh in China and fourth in Brazil.

For more information about working for AkzoNobel, visit the AkzoNobel careers website.

About Top Employers Institute Certification Program
The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Program has certified and recognized more than 1,500 Top Employers in 118 countries/regions across five continents. The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions, which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.

About Top Employers Institute
Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute certification program, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognized as an employer of choice. Established more than 28 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1500 organizations in 118 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of 6 000 000 employees globally.
Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work. http://www.top-employers.com.

About AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information, please visit http://www.akzonobel.com

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