Paris / Waldkirch, June 2017 – SICK is one of the top 100 employers in Europe. In a Europe-wide competition organized by the Great Place to Work Institute, the company came seventeenth in the category “Best Multinational Employer 2017”. The winners received their awards at a prize-giving ceremony in Paris on 8 June 2017.
2,234 European companies, with more than 1.5 m. employees, took part in the current Great Place to Work surveys and competitions. The 100 winners are distinguished by having created a consistent cross-border work culture characterized by trust. They have also been awarded best employer status in at least three countries.
Cornelia Reinecke, Head of HR at SICK AG, accepted the award. “High workplace quality, trust, enthusiasm and teamwork are deeply embedded in our corporate culture and mission statement. Indeed, these values have been part of the company’s culture ever since its founding, 70 years ago. Our personnel give life to these values every day, and thus create the basis for our economic success. We are very proud of this award,” declared Reinecke at the prize-giving function in Paris.
In March, SICK AG had already been awarded first place in the German competition in the category of companies with 2,001 to 5,000 employees. The Waldkirch-based company is therefore among Germany’s top employers again for the fifteenth time in a row and has been placed among the top 100 every year since the competition’s inception in 2003. SICK Finland, SICK Austria and SICK Sweden also proved convincing competitors yet again in this year’s national competitions organized by the Great Place to Work Institute.
About the “Europe’s Best Employer” competition
The accolade of “Europe’s Best Employer” has been competed for annually since 2002 on the basis of the national Great Place to Work competitions. The aim of the international Great Place to Work Institute’s initiative is to support companies of all sizes and in all sectors in the examination and development of their quality and attractiveness as an employer. At the same time, the best companies receive special recognition for their activities and commitment in the creation of good and attractive working conditions.
SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence all around the globe. In the fiscal year 2016, SICK had more than 8,000 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.4 billion.
Additional information about SICK is available on the Internet at http://www.sick.com or by phone on +49 7681 202-4345.