BRUSSELS, February 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
For the third consecutive year Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe, one of Europe's leading tire manufacturers, has been recognized with the 'Top Employer Europe' Award 2015 by the renowned Top Employers Institute. The independent organization certifies companies that "create excellence in the conditions for their people". Goodyear received the prestigious certification in nine European countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and the UK. For the first time also the Goodyear country organizations in Turkey, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates have been certified as 'Top Employers'. Goodyear is one of only 27 companies to receive the accreditation as a Top Employer Europe this year.
The focus of the Institute's research is closely aligned to Goodyear's Top Talent and Team philosophy and the corporation's common goal to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best team of associates. The audit covers key areas of HR policy to select the companies that are awarded their certification, including talent strategy, performance management, career and succession management, learning and development as well as compensation and benefits and company culture.
Rajita D'Souza, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe Vice President Human Resources, said: "Being certified as 'Top Employer Europe' for the third consecutive year by such a well know independent institute and extending the certification to three new countries outside of Europe is an excellent reward for our company's first-rate Human Resource efforts and achievements across the region. We value the award as recognition of our continued commitment to provide an outstanding working environment throughout the organization to attract and retain highly motivated, engaged and skilled associates. In today's challenging economic environment we can only innovate, manufacture and market the industry's best brands, products and solutions if we have the best people on board."
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 68,000 people and manufactures products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.