The Top Employer label is awarded by the Top Employers Institute. It recognizes the world's best companies by studying, among other things, the HR and career development processes of each company in each of their countries. It is a label awarded locally by country, then by region and finally by aggregation, on a global scale. The "Global Top Employer" label is awarded to companies certified in at least 20 countries and on several continents.
The 2021 Global Top Employer label was awarded to Saint-Gobain thanks to the company's 36 countries that are now certified, one more than last year, when Chile was included in the ranking: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.
For each country, the study is based on a survey covering more than 400 practices in terms of working conditions, which are audited and then validated.
These HR practices are grouped into 6 distinct categories: Steer and Shape (these two domains explore the overarching strategies from the employer’s perspective), Attract, Develop and Engage (these three domains cover the employee journey), and finally, Unite (this domain captures the topics that bring employees together and create a sense of belonging with the organisation).
Saint-Gobain stands out in particular for its good performance in terms of ethics and integrity, leadership, CSR policy, with a significant improvement over last year, and lastly, the increased importance given to employee engagement: measuring commitment, employee involvement and developing action plans.