— Great Place to Work Institute names Daimler Financial Services one of World’s Best 25 Multinational Workplaces
— Nine of ten employees rate the company as a “great place to work” in an independent survey
STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — It’s a great day for the more than 8,000 employees of Daimler Financial Services worldwide — the company is ranked as one of the world’s best 25 employers. That was confirmed today by the independent Great Place to Work Institute at the award ceremony for the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2014 in San Francisco. This makes Daimler Financial Services the first company with German origins to win a place in this fiercely contested ranking of the world’s most attractive employers.
More than 6,200 companies participated in the survey in 2014. Of these, 2,800 qualified for the competition "World’s Best Multinational Companies". 429 companies won a place on one of the national lists of the best employers in individual countries. In order to qualify for the global list, a company must be one of the top employers in at least five countries, it must have at least 5,000 employees, and at least 40 percent of its employees must work outside the company’s home country.
"Becoming a great place to work is a mindset", says Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services. "Our corporate culture is based on a clear set of core values. Every employee has both the opportunity and responsibility to make our company a great place to work. And they do. Our highly motivated employees and our strong culture are reasons why we’re able to deliver outstanding service and strong results year for year."
Daimler’s financial and mobility services division, like the whole Group, is clearly committed to its corporate values. Amongst others, Daimler Financial Financial Services wants to foster a culture of trust, individual responsibility, openness to innovation and, last but not least, a love of one’s work. The Great Place to Work Institute has been investigating these and similar attitudes at Daimler Financial Services since 2007 by conducting anonymous employee surveys. In the most recent survey, about nine out of ten employees of Daimler Financial Services agreed that their company is a great place to work.
"This achievement shows that we are on the right track in our journey as an employer. Our focus on creating a great place to work will continue to be unwavering across all markets", commented Peter Henn, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services responsible for the Africa & Asia Pacific region.
Daimler Financial Services supports sales of Daimler’s vehicles by offering financing, leasing and insurance contracts, fleet management, banking services and innovative mobility services. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, well over three million cars and commercial vehicles worth almost Euro94 billion were recorded in the company’s accounts.
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Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2013, the Group sold 2.35 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 274,616 people; revenue totaled Euro118.0 billion and EBIT amounted to Euro10.8 billion.