Paints Company AkzoNobel Recognized as European Top Employer

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Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) has been rated as a European Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for a second consecutive year.

In the latest benchmark review, the company says it was recognized in eight countries—Brazil, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States—and all as repeat certifications. AkzoNobel qualifies as a European Top Employer because five of the certified countries are in Europe.

“In a year when many external developments impacted our focus, achieving eight certifications shows that we’re on the right track,” says Jöelle Boxus, AkzoNobel’s chief human resources (HR) officer. “It’s something to be proud of, and we’re all keen to maintain this momentum going forward.”

Each year, the Top Employers Institute certifies organizations who are focused on putting people first through their HR policies. The survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics, including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity and inclusion, and well-being.

“We ran several people-driven initiatives during 2022 designed to help our employees thrive and build their capabilities,” adds Boxus. “They focused on several key areas to ensure that we continue to create a diverse and inclusive environment which respects cultural differences and offers opportunities for personal development. With People. Planet. Paint. at the heart of everything we do, we’re committed to helping all our employees be the best they can be.”

The latest 2023 rating marks the second certification in a row for AkzoNobel in France, Germany, and Sweden,; the fourth for the Netherlands and the United States; the seventh for Brazil; the 10th for China; and the 11th for the United Kingdom.

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