Arkema, a global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, was officially certified Top Employer for the first time in the United States, France, China, and Brazil. This certification is given in recognition of the excellence of its HR practices in these four countries, which account for two-thirds of our employees and recruitments worldwide.
On average, Arkema has been recruiting between 1,300 and 1,800 employees worldwide per year, 70% of whom are in the U.S., France, China, and Brazil.
The Top Employers Institute’s annual survey certifies Arkema’s HR policies and actions to improve its employees’ work environment and career management through innovative and best practices. Certification is awarded following the results of an HR Best Practices survey conducted in each of the four countries, which consists of an in-depth audit with 400 questions. This rigorous evaluation process allows full objectivity.
“Being recognized as an employer of choice by Top Employer is recognition of the unfailing commitment of our HR teams and of the quality of the Group’s management, especially in this complicated period involving COVID-19, which required a lot of adaptation,” said Thierry Parmentier, Arkema’s executive VP, Global Human Resources and Communications, and a member of the executive committee.
This audit covers all aspects of human resources:
- Recruitment of talents
- Quality of life at work
- Career management
- Training and skills development
- Efforts to promote diversity and inclusion
“Together, HR teams and managers do a wonderful job of supporting our employees in a caring environment throughout their career in the Group, from joining to training to personal development, and they constantly ensure the quality of working conditions,” added Parmentier.