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AkzoNobel recognized again as a European Top Employer

January 17, 2023


AkzoNobel has been rated as a European Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for the second consecutive year.

In the latest benchmark review, the company has been recognized in eight countries – Brazil, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and the US – all of them repeat certifications. AkzoNobel qualifies as a European Top Employer because five of the certified countries are in Europe. 

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“In a year when many external developments impacted our focus, achieving eight certifications shows that we’re on the right track,” says Jöelle Boxus, AkzoNobel’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “It’s something to be proud of and we’re all keen to maintain this momentum going forward.”

Each year, the Top Employers Institute certifies organizations who are focused on putting people first through their HR policies. The survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics, including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity and inclusion, and well-being.

“We ran several people-driven initiatives during 2022 designed to help our employees thrive and build their capabilities,” adds Boxus. “They focused on several key areas to ensure that we continue to create a diverse and inclusive environment which respects cultural differences and offers opportunities for personal development. With People. Planet. Paint. at the heart of everything we do, we’re committed to helping all our employees be the best they can be.”

The latest 2023 rating marks the second certification in a row for AkzoNobel in France, Germany and Sweden, the fourth for the Netherlands and the US, the seventh for Brazil, the tenth for China and the 11th for the UK.

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 About AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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