Global paint manufacturer, AkzoNobel Ashington, has achieved the highest Investors in People accreditation of Platinum, following a year of rigorous evaluations.
Regarded as perhaps the world’s most advanced and sustainable paint factory, the site received the second highest 3-year accreditation (Gold) back in 2017, whilst only in their first year of operation.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, developed to recognise organisations that encourage sustainability and best practices through the management and development of their people.
The IIP assessment involves analysis of site values, policies, employee performance and satisfaction. Information is obtained through online surveys, assessments, individual and group interviews, performance data analysis, a site tour and observations. In line with Covid-19 guidance and restrictions, the site completed most of the assessment steps virtually, including the site tour.
The team at AkzoNobel Ashington has been recognised and praised for several factors including the level of trust between leaders and employees, alignment of reward and recognition, open and effective communication, working toward shared values and for building strong connections with both the internal and surrounding communities.