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Unilever emerges top employer in Nigeria, three other countries


Unilever Nigeria PLC

Unilever Nigeria PLC

The Top Employers Institute has certified Unilever as the No. 1 Top Employer in Africa for the third consecutive year.

The British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company was certified as the No. 1 Top Employer in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Kenya.

Speaking on the Award, Unilever Nigeria’s Managing Director, Yaw Nsarkoh said: “At Unilever, our goal is to create a brighter future for all. This begins with our employees.

“Our people are our priority. We strive to foster an environment of mutual trust and respect, developing individual skill and capability as well as encouraging vibrant communication and consultation between employees.

“This recognition is a testament of our commitment to our employees that they can truly be the best they can be at Unilever. As an organisation, by ensuring we have the right values and structures in place, we empower our people to truly succeed.”

Besides, the Top Employer award, Unilever was also named as the number one Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company in South Africa and the No. 1 Manufacturing company in South Africa.

Also speaking on the achievement, Unilever Africa Executive Vice President, Bruno Witvoet, said: “For us at Unilever Africa we work hard to combine our global experience with our deep African roots to develop local talent so we are delighted to see our efforts been recognized by the internationally renowned Top Employers, which is a truly independent and verifiable measure of industry best practice. The future of Africa lies in its people and we are fully committed to seeing our African operations set best in class HR standards and offer talented Africans a career based on values and integrity where they can truly shine.”

The Top Employer in Africa certification is awarded by the Top Employers Institute, which conducts an annual international audit of leading employers around the world.

The Dutch research firm assesses participating companies in nine key areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development.

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