Jan 31, 2019
  • Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings globally
  • The Top Employers Institute is generally acknowledged as the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices
  • This exclusive certification underlines our commitment to build a great place to work, based on a strong purpose-driven strategy

Holzkirchen, January 31, 2019 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, is honored to announce that it has been officially certified “Global Top Employer 2019” for its exceptional employee offerings globally. The certification is based on annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute that recognizes leading employers around the world and their excellence in employee environment.

“This is proof that focusing the company on its purpose and putting culture at the heart of driving our strategy delivers value and creates a great place for people to work. It also gives us valuable insights into how we compare to our competitors within healthcare and other industries, so we can go further in our aim of pioneering novel approaches to increase access to medicine,” said Richard Francis, CEO, Sandoz.

The Top Employers Institute is generally acknowledged as the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. Organizations certified as “Top Employers” dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive "people-first" HR practices. In order to be certified, organizations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

“I’m proud to see our efforts to improve our employee experience around the world have been recognized by the Top Employer Institute,” said Joy Xu, Head Global HR, Sandoz. “This shows we are committed to being an employer of choice and empowering our employees to thrive and develop.”

At least 20 countries within a company’s network must achieve local certification for a company to be certified as a Global Top Employer. Sandoz is certified in 28 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, and USA.

Each Sandoz entity was validated on a country by country basis by the Top Employers Institute. In turn, each year the Top Employers Institute is audited by a third party.

The Top Employers Institute analyzes company practices and processes across the following areas: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.

The Top Employers Institute is an independent organization which assesses the employee offerings of employers around the world, measuring them against international benchmarks. Only leading employers get certified as top employers. The Top Employers Institute is independently audited by Binder Dijker Otte (BDO).

“Sandoz Global has moved from a country certification to regional and then onto a global certification, which shows their dedication to enriching the world of work through their people practices,” said David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute.

About Sandoz

Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our portfolio of approximately 1,000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2017 sales of USD 10.1 billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.

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About Top Employer

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, visit: www.top-employers.com.

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