Sandoz officially recognized by Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings globally
People-first policies such as global equal parental leave for 14 weeks and joining the Equal Pay International Coalition contributed to recognition
Second such annual certification for Sandoz, underlining ongoing commitment to attract and keep best talent by building a great place to work
Holzkirchen, January 30, 2020 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, is pleased to announce that it has been officially awarded the “Global Top Employer 2020” certification for its exceptional employee offerings globally.
The certification is based on an annual, international research project undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, which recognizes leading employers around the world for their excellence in creating a suitable employee environment. Sandoz has been recognized as a Global Top Employer for the second time in a row.
“Being recognized as a Global Top Employer is a great achievement and a testament to how, by unleashing the power of our people, we are making Sandoz an amazing place to work”, said Richard Saynor, CEO, Sandoz. ”We want every employee – current and future – to truly feel that Sandoz is the place to be. This is how we deliver on our Purpose at Sandoz: to pioneer access for patients.”
“The Top Employers Institute offers a unique platform to reassess our HR practices against other most reputable companies and supports our ongoing efforts at Sandoz to create a curious, inspired and “unbossed” company culture.” said Inge Maes, Head Global People & Organization at Sandoz. “Our people-first policies such as global equal parental leave for 14 weeks and joining the Equal Pay International Coalition contributed to the recognition as a Top Employer.”
The Top Employers Institute is generally acknowledged as the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. Organizations named as “Top Employers” dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through progressive "people-first" HR practices. To be certified, organizations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.
The institute analyzes company practices and processes across the following areas: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.
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 29 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and USA.
About Sandoz Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. Our purpose is to pioneer access for patients by developing and commercializing novel, affordable approaches that address unmet medical need. Our ambition is to be the world’s leading and most valued generics company. Our broad portfolio of high-quality medicines, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2019 sales of USD 9.7 billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany's Greater Munich area. Sandoz is on Twitter. Sign up to follow @Sandoz_global at https://twitter.com/Sandoz_Global