Forbes recognizes KONE as one of the Best Employers in the World
KONE has been recognized as one of the best employers in the world by Forbes business magazine for the second year running. KONE in Forbes’ 2018 Global 2000: World’s Best Employers list.
“We at KONE are extremely proud to feature on Forbes’ list of the world’s best employers. Being a great place to work has been one of KONE’s strategic targets for several years, and this recognition underlines our position as an industry leader,” says Susanne Skippari, KONE executive vice president, Human Resources.
“We see diversity and our employees’ wellbeing and professional development as business strengths. Our ranking shows that these are values that both our current and potential employees appreciate,” she adds.
“Innovation has been at the core of KONE’s business. We believe in improving performance by inspiring, engaging and developing our people. Personal growth is strongly supported and there are versatile opportunities for Career Development. We take pride in being recognized as an employer of choice and our inclusion in this year’s list indicates our continuous endeavour of developing a strong & inclusive work culture” said Mr Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevator India. “At KONE we have mapped our Innovation focus areas by carefully understanding universal needs for Sustainable and Smart Urban Development in order to come a Step Closer to our Customers.”
At the end of 2017, KONE employed more than 55,000 people representing 129 nationalities and serving customers in more than 60 countries.
According to Forbes, the employers recognized on the list were endorsed by their own employees and other respondents in particular in the areas of image, working conditions and diversity.