Volkswagen Group South Africa named Top Employer for 11th consecutive year

In recognition of their dedication to providing an excellent and progressive work environment for all its employees, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been named as a Top Employer for 2022.

This is the 11th consecutive year that VWSA has been awarded this accolade.

The Top Employer title is an internationally recognised certification from the Top Employers Institute, which is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees. Included in the considerations are the company’s commitment to employee wellbeing, continuous improvement and to developing talent within the organisation.

The list of Top Employers for 2022 was announced during a virtual ceremony held on Thursday 20 January. A total of 1 856 companies worldwide were certified as Top Employers, including 113 recipients from South Africa.

Criteria for the certification range from learning and development initiatives, company culture, workforce planning and compensation and benefits. In order to achieve their Top Employer certification, VWSA participated in a rigorous assessment, which includes an intensive survey of the company’s people practices as well as an independent audit. VWSA scored above the benchmark standard for the certification in various criteria, including the areas of Business Strategy, Leadership, Values and Ethics, Sustainability, and Diversity.

“It is a badge of honour to receive this certification for the 11th year in a row,” said Robert Cisek, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director. “At VWSA our people are a priority, and this accolade proves that our company culture and value proposition to employees reflect that priority, consistently.”