Top Employer China 2018 unveiled with LANXESS included for two years in a row

December 4, 2017, Shanghai – The results of Top Employer China 2018 were announced and specialty chemicals company LANXESS Greater China was included in the list for the second consecutive year.


The Top Employers Institute found in its research that LANXESS Greater China has provided its employees with excellent employee welfare, focusing on talent development at all levels within the organization and demonstrating excellence in human resources, while being committed to optimizing its HR practices and continuing to grow. With its competitive employee welfare, LANXESS Greater China won the favor of the appraisal team of the Top Employers Institute and was again certified as a Top Employer China 2018.


"We feel greatly honored to be awarded the Top Employers China certification again," said Ming Cheng Chien, CEO of LANXESS Greater China, "LANXESS successfully completed the acquisitions of Chemours’ Clean and Disinfect Business and Chemtura Corporation in the past couple of years, which are significant milestones achieved in our business expansion. Moreover, we are planning to invest about EUR 20 million to build a high-performance plastics plant in Changzhou. The growth of LANXESS in China relies heavily on the contribution of our employees. We hope to create a rewarding career development environment that can enable our best talents to achieve professional success, while growing together with LANXESS.”


As a chemical company devoted to sustainable development, LANXESS has held dear the philosophy of "Good for business, good for society" as an integral part of our corporate culture. In 2017, LANXESS has been listed for the seventh consecutive time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and honored with various CSR awards such as the Sustainable Best Practice Award 2017 and the Sustainability Influence Award 2017, and the German Chamber of Commerce in China’s "More Than a Market” Award, becoming a role model for German companies in China regarding CSR performance.


An employee from LANXESS Greater China said: "At LANXESS, the definition of learning & development is a broad one. Whether it's traditional classroom-based training, the innovative LANXESS Academy, foreign assignment opportunities or the 360° feedback project, employees can explore their own learning tools from different perspectives; at the same time, LANXESS has also implanted the concept of "diversity and inclusion" into human resources programs. By trying to cover every phase of employee lifecycle as much as possible, the D&I initiative brings employees and the company long-term added value. By working at this leading chemical company, I believe I will have a promising future."


It is reported that essential to the certification process of Top Employers is six stringent research processes all the participating companies must go through: qualification and registration, HR Best Practices Survey, verification and survey review, a third-party audit, certification assessment, and ultimately certification, and meeting the uniform benchmark the Institute has established. The findings were independently audited to ensure the effectiveness of the process. The Top Employers Institute assessed  LANXESS Greater China’s employee offerings on the following criteria:


• Talent Strategy
• Workforce Planning
• On-boarding
• Learning & Development
• Performance Management
• Leadership Development
• Career & Succession Management
• Compensation & Benefits
• Culture


Top Employer China Certification was initiated by the Top Employers Institute headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 1991, the organization has been focusing on certifying top employers worldwide, including those in China, and it offers the only program in the industry to assess employers in a certain region able to provide best employee conditions by looking into their existing and practiced HR policies and practices through a globally consistent set of certification research standards and processes. In 2016, 69 companies operating independently in China, including LANXESS Greater China, were officially conferred and awarded the "Top Employer China 2017" annual certification.




LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.7 billion in 2016 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.



On Jan. 31, 2005, LANXESS AG was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and its subsidiary LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially began operations. Today, LANXESS has 17 subsidiaries including 3 joint ventures, 9 production sites as well as 9 R&D centers with about 1,900 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.


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