Paints and Coating Company Named Top Employer in the United States

Top Employer
Investing in people earns AkzoNobel a 2020 “Top Employer in the United States” title.

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!’”

Poletto adds, “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.

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