LANXESS recognized as one of China’s Top Employers for 2013

December 13, 2012, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has won the award of China’s Top Employer for 2013 by Corporate Research Foundation (CRF), an independent organization identifying top-performers in areas of HR, leadership and strategy.


LANXESS is one of the 36 companies that are recognized with high scores in HR policies and practices. LANXESS is also China’s Top Employer for 2009 and 2011. There are tens of millions of companies in China.


“We are very proud to receive the award, which recognizes our long-term efforts to provide the most exceptional work environment and career opportunities for our employees,” said Martin Kraemer, CEO of LANXESS Greater China. “Employees are a great asset for our company. It is their expertise, innovative spirit and dedication to the work that drive the company’s development and make the company excel. By offering them challenging assignments and extensive training opportunities, we facilitate individual development of each and every one.”


The CRF International Top Employer Award tracks practices and polices on five key aspects: pay & benefits, training & development, career development, working conditions and company culture. The annual certification program is operated in thirteen countries on four continents and was brought to China in 2006.


“We care for our employees. At LANXESS, we attach importance to helping employees grow and develop their potential by providing diversified training and internal transfer opportunities. At the same time, we encourage a work-life balance,” said Cherry Qian, Human Resources Director of LANXESS Greater China.


The Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) was founded in 1991 with the objective of offering independent HR assessment and acknowledgement. Over the years, CRF has assessed and certified over 10,000 organizations.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 17,100 employees in 31 countries. The company is at present represented at 49 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.

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