- Gold Standard’ in Employer Brand Recognition, Globally
- Every year 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment
New Delhi, April 23, 2020: KONE Elevator India, a fully owned subsidiary of KONE Corporation, is proud to announce that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work, by the acclaimed Great Place to Work institute®. This recognition celebrates the best work places in the country that have provided a culture of high trust and high performance for its employees.
The Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective, and is considered as the ‘Gold Standard’ for defining great workplaces across businesses, academia and government organizations. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, for benchmarking and for planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture.
This certification is an acknowledgement of KONE Elevator India’s commitment to fostering a great work culture and inspiring the highest standards of quality and efficiency from the team.
Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevator India, said, “This is the first certification for KONE from Great Place to Work institute®. It is a proud moment for us to be recognised as a great employer and this reinforces our commitment to our people and their growth aspirations. At KONE, we have never compromised on organizational culture and have always endeavoured to foster a collaborative culture built on trust and mutual respect that will eventually inspire people to work together towards the same goal”.
MP Saravanan, Director – HR & CSR, KONE Elevator India said, “At KONE Elevator India, we believe that our people are key to our success, and we have invested in creating an environment conducive for professional and personal growth. We have created an inclusive work environment where all employees have equal opportunities to progress. We would like to thank our employees for making this recognition possible”.
Great Place to Work® Certification is one of the most prestigious achievements for any organization across the globe. The participating organizations are assessed through two lenses and, on meeting the qualifying criteria on each of them, are Certified as a Great Place to Work for a period of 1 year. The two lenses are called Trust Index© and Culture Audit©.
The institute considers whether an organization that has met the threshold on Trust Index© and Culture Audit© is also a ‘Great Place to Work® For All.
KONE Elevator India is focussed on the employee experience holistically as it builds on its foundation of KONE Values, culture and engagement. The organisation has several learning opportunities covering a wide range of professional skills to ensure the development of current and future leaders. Diversity and inclusion are inherent parts of the way KONE Elevator India works, and the organisation continues advancing diversity & inclusion through progressive policies, practices & benefits, professional development & well-being programs, across every level and role. In recognition to its contributions towards building sustainable careers for women, KONE Elevator India emerged as the 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) 2019 by AVTAR Group and Working Mother Media, for the fourth successive time.
During these trying times, when the entire world is enduring the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, KONE has devised an effective work from home schedule and is also keeping the employees engaged and motivated to help them navigate through this phase with various activities and courses on well-being and stress management through KONE e-learning platform and virtual meetings. While many people are working from home, KONE technicians, whom they call their superheroes, are tirelessly working to ensure all their elevators are working effectively in hospitals and buildings.
About Great Place to Work institute®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing High-Trust, High-Performance CultureTM at workplaces. We have crafted our perspective by learning from great leaders, surveying millions of employees, and examining thousands of the best workplaces around the globe. We serve businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in more than 60 countries, across all six continents, mission touching more than 10,000 organizations every year. We thrive on sharing the insights we’ve gleaned from our work with companies of all industries and sizes, in order to help organizations around the world, build, sustain and scale their great culture.
Great Place to Work® Institute has conducted pioneering research on the characteristics of great workplaces for over 30 years. We believe all organizations can become great workplaces, and our mission is to help them succeed. Great Place to Work® Institute partners more than 10,000 organizations every year around the world to help create and sustain a High-Trust, HighPerformance Culture™.
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
About KONE India
KONE’s presence in India dates back to 1984 and today it is the leading elevator company in India. Based in Chennai, KONE India serves customers all over the country through its 50+ branches and provides sustainable People Flow™ solutions for India’s rapidly growing cities. It employs 5000+ people in the country.
KONE’s production unit in Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market as well as for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai also has three training centers where KONE’s installation engineers and field mechanics are trained to meet KONE India’s strong reputation for high quality and uncompromised safety, as well as the expectations of Indian customers, when installing and maintaining elevators and escalators. KONE’s global technology and engineering center in Chennai, which is one of the eight global R&D center, is a testing and research hub, which supports the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions. For more information, please visit www.kone.in
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