CHEP, a leader in supply chain solutions, has been recognised as a Global Top Employer for 2023 by Top Employers Institute, a global certifier recognising excellence in employee conditions.
Receiving global accreditation for the first time, CHEP, as part of the Brambles Group, was among only 15 Global Top Employers in 2023 to be recognised for outstanding HR policies and practices worldwide. CHEP and Brambles have also expanded the number of regions and countries where they are accredited, earning the Top Employer seal in Asia Pacific for the first time while retaining Top Employer status in Europe, Latin America and Africa, along with 25 countries across every region.
Patrick Bradley, Brambles Chief People Officer, said: “Becoming a Global Top Employer in 2023 is a great moment of pride for CHEP. It recognises the ongoing efforts we have made to build a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace that offers employees a purposeful and fulfilling experience. We continue to take strides towards our “Workplace Positive” goals as part of our 2025 Sustainability Strategy, to deliver a truly inclusive environment that fosters innovation, growth and agility.”
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.
Among the categories where CHEP excelled against peers were People Strategy, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability.
In 2022, CHEP achieved 33% of women in management roles globally and reached 40% female representation on its Board. Following an increased focus on employee health, safety and wellbeing, the company recorded an 18% improvement in its Brambles Injury Frequency Rate (BIFR) performance, reflecting targeted efforts to reach Zero Harm across its global operations.
Top Employers Institute CEO, David Plink, said: “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme this year: an exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2023. Amongst this community of outstanding organisations, CHEP has proven its commitment to employees on a global scale. This consistency in people practices across the globe characterises an exclusive group of companies that have achieved a global certification through the Top Employers Programme. We are proud to announce and celebrate these companies and their achievement in 2023.”
CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,500 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 345 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestle. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com
For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com
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 over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified 2 052 organisations in 121 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 9.5 million employees globally.