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Umicore recognized as Top Employer for the 18th consecutive time!

Regional website Belgium

Top Employer is a quality mark that the independent Top Employers Institute awards annually. This year, Umicore has received the title of Top Employer in Belgium for the 18th consecutive time. This continuous recognition confirms the efforts that Umicore makes to develop an HR policy that supports employees in a changing environment.

Geert Walschap, HR Director Western and Southern Europe, explains the process of recognition. "The Top Employers Institute is a global authority in certifying employers and their HR practices. To become a Top Employer, you participate in an examination. This consists of several steps, starting with the HR best practices examination, the validation round, and finally the audit. The performance scores of the participating companies are weighed against an international standard."

The Top Employer Institute reviews all information, documents, and processes and poses additional questions. A third, external and independent party ultimately judges the integrity of all data.

"During this research, Umicore has demonstrated that its HR policy meets the high standards that the Top Employer Institute sets in all domains. Not only in terms of leadership and diversity, but also in terms of meaning, core values and attracting talent," says Geert.

The world is constantly and rapidly evolving. As a global player in a competitive sector where innovation, engagement, teamwork, and respect are crucial, it is essential that our HR strategy and policy evolve too.

The fact that Umicore has been recognized as Top Employer for the 18th consecutive time confirms that its HR policy evolves with the changing environment. The HR policy continues to respond to the needs of all employees; from Young Graduates to employees with a long service record.

"We are well aware that a lot is expected of our employees in these uncertain and rapidly changing times. It is important that employees feel supported by the HR policy. We will continue to focus on their development throughout their entire career and focus on coaching so that our employees can keep on developing. Umicore employees can expect a high standard HR policy. We are proud to receive the title of Top Employer again, which is an independent and neutral confirmation of our efforts." concludes Geert.

‘People and their talents are our greatest asset, so we will continue to focus on them.’ 

Geert Walschap, HR director