Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings in Europe and Russia
The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world
This exclusive certification underlines Sandoz´ commitment to attract and retain the best people from the industry
Holzkirchen, February 1, 2018 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, is proud to announce that it has officially been certified “TOP Employer Europe 2018” for its exceptional employee offerings in Western Europe and Russia.
The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee environments, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices.
“Being certified as a “Top Employer” is a great achievement for Sandoz. I’m glad to see that our focused efforts to continuously improve our employer practices and to provide an outstanding employment environment to our associates have been recognized externally by the Top Employer Institute”, said Richard Francis, CEO, Sandoz.
Crucial to the Top Employers Institute is the completion of a stringent research process and meeting the required standard in order to achieve the TOP Employer 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 about the certification of Sandoz as Top Employer in Europe for the second year in a row”, says Pierluigi Antonelli, Head of Western Europe at Sandoz. “This exclusive certification supports our ambition to be an employer of choice for our associates and it underlines our commitment to attract and retain the best people from inside and outside our industry”.
“Sandoz has been assessed by the Top Employer Institute on nine main criteria across our European countries and Russia and was rated above the international standards. This is a great success for our team confirming our efforts to drive our Employer Value Proposition”, added Joy Xu, Head of HR at Sandoz.
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 Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Russia and the United Kingdom.
David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute says: “From our research, we have seen how the organizations certified as one of the Top Employers Europe 2018 put the development of their people first and are continuously working to optimize their HR and people development practices. Sandoz Europe forms part of this select group of employers. Now that they have received the Top Employers Europe 2018 certification, they can rightfully consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world’s best employers. An achievement they can truly be proud of.”
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 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2017 sales of USD 10.1 billion. In 2017, our products reached well over 500 million patients and we aspire to reach one billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.
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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Tim Willeford Sandoz Global Communications +49-8024-476-2766 (direct) +49-151-5825-3210 (mobile) [email protected]
Chris Lewis Sandoz Global Communications +49 8924 476 1906 (direct) +49 174 244 9501 (mobile) [email protected]