Santander Spain is the first top employer in Spain and second in the world among c.1,700 companies assessed 

Additionally, the bank has been awarded the certification in the UK, Poland and Chile, and six markets of Santander Consumer Finance.

The accolade shows that Santander is making progress towards its strategic goal of being one of the ten best companies to work for in at least six of the geographies in which it operates by 2021.

MADRID, 28 January 2021 - PRESS RELEASE
Santander has received the Top Employers Europe 2021 certification for the fifth consecutive year. This certificate acknowledges excellence in the working conditions the bank provides for its employees and its contribution to their personal and professional development. Only four banks in the world, including Santander, have been awarded the European certificate. The certification is granted when a company is considered a Top Employer in at least five countries on the continent. In this case, Santander received the certificate in three of its main markets in Europe (Spain, Poland and the UK) and its Santander Consumer Finance units in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, France and Belgium. In addition, it has also obtained this distinction in Chile.

Santander Spain has been awarded Top Employers certification for the fifth year running and is the best employer in the country with best conditions for its employees and the second best employer in the world out of the c.1,700 companies certified. Its management of diversity and inclusion, adoption of new ways of working, professional and career development opportunities and the focus on employee wellbeing are some of the top-scoring aspects in the survey sent out by Top Employers to grant the certificate.

This certificate shows that the bank has taken another step towards meeting its 2021 targets of being one of the ten best companies to work for in at least six of the geographies where it operates. This distinction comes on the heels of other accolades received by Santander, such as being one of the top 25 companies to work for in the world by Great Place to Work.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies companies on the basis of their participation and the results of its HR Best Practices Survey, which assesses six domains regarding human resources, divided into 20 areas including people strategy, working environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, and diversity and inclusion. 

Founded 30 years ago, the Top Employers Institute is a global organisation specialising in recognising the best companies to work for and excellence in people practices. With Top Employers Institute certification, participating companies achieve validation and certification as leading employers. The global Top Employers Institute programme has certified 1,691 companies in 120 countries in five continents. More than seven million employees currently work in companies with Top Employers certification.