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Alcon Again Recognised as Top Employer 2022 in Europe & Brazil

  • Six Alcon offices were audited and certified by the Top Employer Institute
  • High scores in the areas of Business Strategy, People Strategy and Leaderships as well as Values, Ethical Integrity, Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Recognition comes on the heels of several recent Alcon employer awards in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Geneva, January 21, 2022 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care dedicated to helping people see brilliantly, has again been recognised as a Top Employer 2022 in six markets – Brazil, France, Poland, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. Each year, Top Employers Institute certifies organisations who are focused on putting their people first through their exceptional Human Resources (HR) policies. The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, Diversity & Inclusion and more.

Alcon scored highly in all survey categories, particularly in the areas of Steering, which is comprised of Business Strategy, People Strategy and Leadership, as well as Unity, which takes into consideration Values, Ethical Integrity, Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion.

Raj Narayanan, President International at Alcon, says, “For more than 75 years, Alcon has been guided by its purpose of helping the world see brilliantly. We have continued to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to this purpose and our people as we faced significant challenges with the ongoing global health pandemic. And to yet again be recognised as a Top Employer in Europe and Brazil, in addition to several Great or Best Places to Work Awards in Asia Pacific (APAC), is an honour for which our associates can be proud.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says, “Reflecting on the demanding year that has, like the year before it, impacted organisations across the world, Alcon has continued to show that it prioritises maintaining excellent people practices in their workplace. In the past year, they continued to meet the challenges of the wider world of work while working determinedly to positively impact the lives of their workforce. We are pleased to celebrate and applaud the organisations that have been certified as Top Employers this year.”

Alcon is proud to support our dedicated and energised workforce, who are committed to fulfilling our mission to help people see brilliantly. More than 23,000 Alcon associates around the world have created a thriving culture based on the foundational principles of Customers, Innovation and People. To help improve the associate experience, Alcon uses a periodic associate survey tool to gauge associate sentiment on a variety of topics, including connection to purpose, ability to speak up and empowerment to make decisions. On our journey as an independent company, Alcon is committed to continuous review and improvement of our HR practices.

About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,600 organisations in 120 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over seven million employees globally.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.

About Alcon

Alcon helps people see brilliantly. As the global leader in eye care with a heritage spanning more than seven decades, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people's lives. Our Surgical and Vision Care products touch the lives of more than 260 million people in over 140 countries each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, and refractive errors. Our more than 23,000 associates are enhancing the quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that advance access to quality eye care. Learn more at www.alcon.com.

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Alcon Media Relations

Cara Jones Faye, Europe
+41 79 93 3811
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Luiza Barros, LATAM
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