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We are a Top Employer for the 19th consecutive time in Belgium!

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We are very proud to announce that Umicore has once again been recognized as a Top Employer in Belgium, for the 19th time in a row! This prestigious certification, awarded by the independent Top Employers Institute, reaffirms our commitment to fostering a supportive People and Organization (P&O) policy that adapts to the evolving needs of our workforce in a constantly changing environment. 

In 2023, Umicore rolled out a unified wage policy for our blue-collar and scaled white-collar employees in the Belgian sites at Hoboken, Brussels and Olen. The harmonization and innovation of wages and working conditions across all blue-collar and white-collar staff in these sites represent a significant milestone in our company's history. Our 2nd place in the Blue Collar Community is a recognition by  the Top Employer Institute which acknowledges this initiative and recognizes our ongoing commitment to our employees.

Dankwaart Leen, P&O Site Manager Hoboken shares his pride for this recognition. “It underscores our commitment as an employer to continuously  shape a culture where every employee can fully develop and build long-term careers no matter who they are. It demonstrates our innovative policies in eliminating disparities and promoting equality. It  makes it even more special that our efforts towards our operators are recognized. We are proud of our achievement in the Blue Collar Community category.”

Vicky Van Hoof, P&O Site Manager Olen, believes that when it comes to people we cannot stand still. “We respond innovatively to the constant changing world, without losing sight of the individual. We adapt ourselves to the everchanging trends in the workplace, for the colleagues, their health and wellbeing. We are there for everyone on the site: for employees, business and social partners, ... Our open, transparent and constructive cooperation enables us to be a Top Employer for all our employees year after year.” 

Pieter Chielens, P&O Site Manager Brussels, is proud to make diversity and inclusion a priority every day. “Becoming top employer is not a project, it is something we at Umicore are working on every single day. More than 30 nationalities join forces at our headquarters in Brussels so that we can bring best practices together from a wide range of cultural perspectives. It adds value and creates a safe working environment with the wellbeing of our employees in mind.”

Liesa Vandenbussche, P&O Site  Manager Brugge, agrees and shares what makes this year even more special: “At Umicore, we uphold the values of collaboration, innovation and commitment. We are proud of the initiatives we have taken towards internal mobility at our site. We encourage a mindset of continuous improvement in every layer of our organization.” 

Our dedication to our people and their talents remains unwavering, and we will continue to invest and focus on creating an outstanding workplace. Umicore is committed to ensuring that we maintain our status as a Top Employer for years to come.

Congratulations to all for contributing to this remarkable achievement!