People in Central and West Africa who are looking for the next step in their career can find inspiration in organizations with an exceptional work culture and people-centered HR best practices.
Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire, Nestlé Nigeria and their parent company, Nestlé Central and West Africa Region (CWA) (www.Nestle-CWA.com) Limited have been certified as Top Employers by the World Authority on the Excellence Award in the Top Employers Institute (www.Top-Employers.com).
The global certification program rewards organizations based on the results of the institute’s rigorous HR best practice survey, which covers topics such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition , learning, well-being, diversity and inclusion.
Latest Nestlé Top Employer Awards in the region add to the company’s inclusion in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) (https://bit.ly/3pKR4hN) for transparency in reports on gender and the promotion of equality of women in the workplace.
It did not come without a lot of hard work – Nestlé achieved this leadership position thanks to a series of bold and leading management decisions.
In 2019, the company announced the launch of a Global Parental Assistance Policy (https://bit.ly/37WbazR).
In 2020, Nestlé CWAR appointed its first female plant manager in the region (https://bit.ly/37DfhR9). In the same year, the company also signed the charter of the ILO Global Network and the Business and People with Disabilities Network to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Top employers in Africa
Nestlé is part of a select group of Top Employers on five continents to which the prestigious title has been awarded this year.
Fridah Muchina, Nestlé Regional Director of Human Resources for the Central and West Africa region, hailed the honor as a testament to the company’s commitment to its employees across the region, and said: “This recognition is the proof that we are delivering on the company’s global commitment to promoting decent work and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace (https://bit.ly/2ZDgTFY). This confirms Nestlé’s commitment to facilitating a better working world for our employees. “
Support our most important asset – our people
For employees like Linda Nkrumah, Supply Chain Material Requirements Planner for Nestlé CWA, being recognized as a Top Employer is truly inspiring.
“Nestlé offers an environment conducive to work and this promotes work-life balance. As a mother for the first time, I had the opportunity to work from home even after my maternity leave, ”she explained. “It has helped me take care of my little one while working to meet production demands during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The on-site nursery also means I can go to work knowing my baby will be safe and well taken care of.
Mauricio Alarcón, CEO of Nestlé West and Central Africa, emphasizes that employees remain at the heart of the business, saying: “People are our greatest asset. Although 2020 has been a challenge, it was paramount for us as a company to continue to invest not only in the professional development of our employees, but also in their health and well-being. In this way, we are all motivated to give the best of ourselves in a safe, supportive, stimulating and rewarding environment ”.
Employer of choice
Created 30 years ago, the Top Employers Institute created the Top Employers Certification Program so that participating companies and organizations can be validated, certified and recognized as an employer of choice.
David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: “Despite the difficult year we have had, which has certainly had an impact on organizations around the world, Nestlé in West and Central Africa has continued to demonstrate the power to put their employees first. At work.”
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