The Top Employers Institute has recognized AkzoNobel for creating excellent conditions for employees in the markets of Brazil, China, the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S.

This year marks the company’s first “Top Employer” certifications in both the Netherlands and the U.S. The company has been awarded in the U.K. for eight consecutive years, in China for several years and in Brazil for four.

Opportunities for growth and development, working environment, company culture and benefits are some of the topics considered in the review by the Top Employers Institute, which evaluates companies against best practices in human resources.

“We see treating our employees with respect, developing our talent and becoming a more inclusive and diverse company as vital to the business,” says Marten Booisma, chief human resources officer at AkzoNobel. “We all grow and succeed together. That’s why our people are a major part of our ‘People. Planet. Paint.’ approach to sustainability. By creating a great place to work for our people around the world we are building a sustainable future and I’m very proud that the Top Employers Institute recognizes our efforts.”

The Top Employer certification offers a thorough and independently vetted evaluation against high, internationally recognized standards. The resulting insights and feedback help companies improve and create even better conditions for their employees.