For the 5th consecutive year, Covestro has been awarded as a Top Employer in China.
The materials manufacturer Covestro has been certified as a Top Employer in China for the 5th consecutive year
by the Top Employers Institute, which recognised the efforts of the company in the areas of well-being, work environment, diversity and inclusion.
When Shanghai was locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Covestro worked together with the trade unions to deliver groceries and daily essentials to staff living across the city. The company also offered livestreaming fitness classes, psychological counselling sessions and exclusive online medical consultations, fostering a greater sense of belonging and happiness among staff.
In addition, it facilitated transparent and effective communication between the management and its workers by holding several online townhalls and roundtables, paving the way for a smooth resumption of work following the lockdown.
“Covestro insists on being people-oriented and aims to enhance employees’ engagement, satisfaction and happiness through all-round care. Being named as Top Employer China for five years in a row is a great recognition of this. In the face of a complex and uncertain external environment, we will continue to support the sustainable career development of our employees, while increasing the resilience of the organization in times of crisis,” has stated Holly Lei, the president of Covestro China.
Furthermore, the pandemic-related issues made the onboarding of new staff a challenge. Covestro enabled then the remote onboarding by introducing a comprehensive guide and e-signing solutions for newcomers. The company also enhanced its new employee orientation programme
by moving traditional classroom training online and allowing newcomers to better explore the key success factors of the company and experience corporate culture through gamification.
“Covestro values the work experience and total well-being of our employees. We believe that the success of a company cannot be achieved without healthy and happy employees. Covestro will continue implementing its people strategy to empower people development and contribute to corporate success,” has also added Lesley Lin, the head of Human Resources for the Greater China area of Covestro.
Finally, Covestro has embraced diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Last June, it advanced DEI internally with the DEI APAC Week, during which ambassadors encouraged colleagues to practice it in daily work by sharing the best practices through keynote speeches. Various employee groups also exchanged their views on this matter during roundtable discussions and book sharing sessions.
“Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organizations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Program this year: exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2023. These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work,” has concluded David Plink, the CEO of Top Employers Institute.