AMSTERDAM — The Top Employers Institute has rated AkzoNobel as a European Top Employer following the latest benchmark review. The company has been recognized in a total of eight countries, with five repeat certifications (Brazil, China, the Netherlands, UK and United States) and three new titles (France, Germany and Sweden). The rating means that AkzoNobel is now classed as a European Top Employer because five of the certified countries are in Europe.

“I’m very proud that our focus on employee development, engagement and well-being is continuing to help our employees bring their best selves to work every day — despite all the ongoing challenges,” said Joëlle Boxus, AkzoNobel’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

“We’re making every effort to further improve our organizational health and ensure that everyone feels included and listened to. Receiving eight certifications — three of them for the first time — suggests we’re definitely on the right track and we’re determined to do even more to enhance our position as a leading employer.”

The review by the Top Employers Institute benchmarks companies around the world against best practices in human resources. This year, the company scored particularly well in the areas of business strategy, leadership and values.

The five repeat certifications also maintain a strong track record, marking the third year in a row for AkzoNobel in the Netherlands and the United States, the sixth for Brazil, ninth for China, and 10th for the UK.

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