01 February 2023, Singapore: ADM, a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, has been named Top Employer 2023 in Europe, China and Singapore by the Top Employers Institute, in recognition of the company’s dedication and excellence to the improvement of people practices.
Top Employers Institute awards organizations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR themes, consisting 20 topics, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, and more. This award follows ADM’s recognition as Top Employer Europe last year, where ADM was certified in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands. ADM was also most recently named a Diversity Leader in Financial Times’ ranking of 850 European companies on diversity and inclusion.
“We are honoured to be awarded Top Employer Europe 2023 for the second consecutive year in Europe. ADM’s people and great teams are key contributors to the success of our company, where we strive to build a culture of care and continuous learning. We prioritise the wellbeing of employees and focus on building diverse and inclusive teams where everyone feels they belong and has equal opportunities to excel,” said Mayka Van Acht, VP Human Resources, EMEA. “Talent development and leadership will also remain important priorities, and we will strive to ensure positive working conditions as we navigate what lies ahead in a post-pandemic world,” she concluded.
“In China, Singapore and the rest of Asia-Pacific, we have introduced a variety of initiatives to support, retain and advance women so this award is a great recognition of all our efforts in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Our female leadership representation continues to grow each year, and we look forward to strengthening our gender diversity, complementing our ability to innovate and drive growth across the region,” said Alyssa Wang, Director, Human Resources, Asia-Pacific.
The recognition from Top Employers Institute is a testament to ADM’s efforts in accelerating the impact of its people strategies to enrich the world of work. With a people-first approach, ADM engages its global talents through various initiatives including rolling out company-wide engagement studies, launching ADM Career Navigator and LinkedIn Learning for career and personal development. ADM is committed to bringing diversity to the workplace and hosts annual global and regional Women’s Leadership Summits to inspire and motivate female leaders.
To foster diversity in the team, ADM utilises the Kenexa Diversity Tracker to ensure diverse candidate slates and interview panels for all salaried open positions. The company also adopted a software platform to focus on job-specific competencies and mitigate unconscious human bias in the hiring process. In 2022, ADM achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index, a benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits that relate to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
“Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme 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,” says David Plink, CEO, Top Employers Institute.
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