Sonepar in Brazil and Technische Unie have been awarded the Top Employers certification from the Top Employers Institute, the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices.
The Top Employers award recognizes companies that provide optimum working conditions, promote and develop the talent of their associates, and strive to optimize their Human Resources practices.
In Brazil, through an audit of Best Practices in Human Resources, about 450 people management initiatives were analyzed, evaluating crucial issues within the strategy of departments including Governance and Compliance, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, and the evolution of results in topics such as Work Environment and Employer Brand. This is the third consecutive year that Brazil has been awarded this certification.
Yannick Laporte, President of Sonepar in Brazil stated, "We are proud to have earned the Top Employer certification in 2022 for the third time. Diversity and Inclusion, learning, and talent development were at the core of our HR strategy last year, in addition to always caring for our people and their families during the pandemic. Sonepar's greatest assets are its associates."
At Technische Unie, this is the fifth time that the company has been awarded this certification.
Additionally, this year's assessment considered HR practices implemented throughout 2021, still heavily impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring companies to be increasingly connected to the needs of their associates, customers, and the community, in addition to meeting their goals in an uncertain and challenging scenario.
About Sonepar in Brazil
Sonepar Brazil is part of the Sonepar Group, a global leader in the distribution of electrical materials. With operations in Brazil since 2001, it is also a leader in the national market and is constantly expanding its local presence through rapid growth and strategic acquisitions of companies in the segment. Currently, Sonepar Brazil is made up of the following companies: Dimensional, DW, Eletronor, Etil and Nortel.
About Technische Unie
Technische Unie is the largest technical wholesaler in the Netherlands. It is made up of over 2000 associates and is the supplier of 2 million products. It is proud to deliver such services as the delivery of installation materials in the field of electrical engineering, lighting, tools, plumbing, heating and climate technology. Its customers are ever-present in the installation, construction, government and retail industry.