Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings in Europe
The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world
This exclusive certification underlines our determination to attract and retain the best people from inside and outside our industry.”
Holzkirchen, February 8, 2017 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings in Europe.
The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices. Sandoz has been awarded the exclusive “Top Employer Europe 2017” Certification.
“Being certified as one of the Top Employers in Europe is a great achievement and very important to us” says Pierluigi Antonelli, Head of Western Europe at Sandoz International. “This exclusive certification confirms our ambition to be the best company for our associates to work for and it underlines our determination to attract and retain the best people from inside and outside our industry.”
Crucial to the Top Employers Institute is the completion of a stringent research process and meeting the required standard in order to achieve such Certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified Sandoz’s outstanding employee conditions in Europe.
“I’m very proud that Sandoz has been recognized as a Top Employer in Europe. The certification underlines our commitment to our people and the strength of our culture. Importantly, it differentiates us from other companies, making us a destination organization in the industry and helps us retain and attract talent”, said Joy Xu, Global Head of Human Resources at Sandoz International.
The Top Employers Institute assessed companies’ employee offerings on the following criteria: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-Boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. Sandoz has been certified as Top Employer in Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and France.
David Plink, CEO at the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Sandoz in Europe provides an outstanding employment environment, and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmers that are well thought out, and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”.
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 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2015 sales of USD 10.1 billion. In 2015, our products reached more than 500 million patients and we aspire to reach one billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.