Great Place to Work® was founded in the United States and has since established a presence in 45 countries. In Belgium, the institute has been working with the Vlerick Business School since 2003. Every year, Great Place to Work® creates a list of the 10 best Belgian companies to work for, together with Vlerick.
In addition to receiving the title of 8th best place to work, ALD Automotive also received the special 'Giving Back' award. 'At ALD Automotive, we believe firmly that we need to do more than just work together if we want to fully unlock our potential, which is why we have set up a series of initiatives to stimulate the passion shared by all our employees in Belgium, so that we can really join forces. Our sense of team spirit has led to the creation of three 'Inspiration Teams': ALD Sport, ALD Eco and ALD Gives Back. The mission of the latter is to support, sponsor and encourage good causes,' explains HR Manager Séverine Vercauteren.
General Manager Miel Horsten responded with equal enthusiasm: 'For us, being on the Best Workplace 2015 list represents not only the recognition of Great Place to Work®, but also that of our employees. And so I would like to extend my personal thanks to each of the 226 employees in our organisation for their efforts towards making ALD Automotive a "Best Workplace". This is only the start for ALD Automotive, as we will continue to build upon this success.'