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Sandoz UK certified as Top Employer 2019


  • For the third year in a row, Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings in the UK
  • The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world
  • In 2019, this exclusive certification also went to Sandoz globally and underlines our commitment to build the most attractive workplace worldwide, based on a strong purpose-driven strategy

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, is proud to announce that it has been officially certified “Top Employer 2019” for its exceptional employee offerings in the UK. 

The certification is based on annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute that recognizes leading employers around the world and their excellence in employee environment.

“I’m very proud to see that our continuous efforts to improve our people practices have been recognized externally by Top Employer Institute” said Tim Degavre. “It’s a great achievement for our team and it confirms that putting culture at the heart of our strategy delivers value and creates an engaging and attractive working environment.”

Crucial to the Top Employers Institute is the completion of a stringent research process and meeting the required standard in order to achieve such certification. According to this research Sandoz has been verified to offer outstanding employee conditions in the UK. 

Top Employer certification in the UK contributed in obtaining the global seal for Sandoz as “Global Top Employer 2019”. At least 20 countries within a company’s network must achieve local certification to be certified as a Global Top Employer. Sandoz is certified in 28 countries.

Top Employers’ offering have been assessed through the analysis of practices and processes across the following topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.

“Sandoz Global has moved from a country certification to regional and then onto a global certification, which shows their dedication to enriching the world of work through their people practices,” said David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute.

About Sandoz

Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our portfolio of approximately 1,000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2017 global sales of USD 10.1 billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.

About Top Employer

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Last Updated: 01-Feb-2019