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Press Release • 26 Jan 2022

Exxaro achieves status as top employer

Exxaro achieves status as top employer

Exxaro Resources, one of South Africa’s leading diversified mining and energy solutions company, has firmly established itself as a leading company to work for after being recognised as a Top Employer in South Africa for 2022. 

This is the third time Exxaro has received the honour from the international Top Employers Institute for its human resources policies and people practices - having first achieved the recognition in 2014 and again in 2021 for its human resources policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute certifies organisations based on the participation and results of its HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six human resources domains consisting of 20 topics, including people strategy; work environment; talent acquisition; learning; well-being; as well as diversity and inclusion.

Established 30 years ago and headquartered in the Netherlands, the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1 600 organisations in 120 regions across five continents. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over seven million employees globally.

Exxaro’s People Strategy provides the foundation for its approach to its employee value proposition, which is based on the co-creation of an innovative and agile work environment, which offers value-adding people solutions, while affording employees a fulfilling work experience with growth and development.

Founded on four strategic priorities which include focusing on the workforce of the future; creating sound people partnerships; ensuring employee engagement; and supporting organisational transformation, Exxaro’s People’s Strategy is underpinned by its commitment to sustaining the values and culture of the company.

Vanisha Balgobind, Exxaro’s Executive Head for Human Resources, said the achievement was a testament to the company’s commitment to creating a culture in which people can thrive.

“It is an absolute honour to be recognised in this way among the leading companies in South Africa. Having received this accolade for the second year in a row and the third time overall, indicates just how important this certification is to us. Our success is built on strong leadership, career growth opportunities and an inclusive company culture,” said Balgobind.

“We have always regarded our people as our greatest the primary basis for the success of the business. In a world that is constantly changing, we find our values act as a guide to keep us in-touch with our employees and on track as a business. Providing the platforms and leadership that support our workforce is a critical step to building career growth opportunities a culture in which our people can thrive,” said Balgobind. 

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said even in the face of the uncertainties and challenges presented by Covid-19, Exxaro has maintained its focus on its workforce. 

“In these times more than ever, employers must focus on their workplace culture and giving employees a clear sense of how much they are valued. Culture drives performance and Exxaro have certainly ticked all the boxes in this regard,” he said.