The annual international research undertaken by the top employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world. It also recognise those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.
Since establishing its office in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2012, the global chemical company’s West African presence has made a significant impact in the industry. But it is for its remarkable employee offerings that BASF West Africa is now being recognised.
Managing Director, BASF West Africa, Andrew Bailey said this certification serves as confirmation that BASF West Africa operates to global standards both externally and internally.
”At BASF we are continuously working to optimise our employee conditions and we strive to recruit, retain and attract the best employees. Our focus is on fostering the individual’s unique talents and meeting that person’s development objectives in the best possible manner, thereby allowing BASF’s corporate objectives to be fulfilled at the same time. Only by fully leveraging the potential of our employees can we meet the constantly changing requirements of our business,” he said.
Vice President and Head of BASF Business Centre South Africa and sub-Sahara, Joan-Maria Garcia-Girona, said the company has a strong focus on developing its employees.
He said: “We want to enable employees to strengthen their contribution to the company’s success by having the right people at the right time at the right place. We believe talent is in everyone and we develop all groups of employees throughout all levels to grow within the company.”
Head of Human Resources for BASF in South Africa & sub-Sahara, Prabashnie John, said specific focus is placed on creating a culture of learning and development. “Under the banner of being the ‘Best Team’, specific focus is placed on ensuring that we have excellent people, excellent leaders and an excellent place to work. The premise of BASF’sValue Proposition (The Power of Connected minds) encompasses our four Employer Brand Fundamentals: Connecting, Engaging, Caring and Learning. Being certified as the Top Employer once again reinforces that we are an industry leader when it comes to our people offerings,” she said.