Banco Santander has ranked for the third consecutive year among the world’s 25 Best WorkplacesTM. The bank stood out from over 10,000 companies in 92 countries that foster exceptional employee experiences centred on trust and fair treatment. More specifically, Santander, coming in at number 24, is the only bank on the ranking.
Madrid, 19 October 2021 - PRESS RELEASE
Alexandra Brandão, Global Head of Human Resources at Banco Santander, says this certification “strengthens our purpose to work as a responsible bank and help people and businesses prosper” and is a recognition of companies with thriving, inclusive cultures, like Banco Santander, where “every day we do our best to become more simple, personal and fair.”
Michael C. Bush, chief executive officer at Great Place to Work®, believes "The world's Best Workplaces™ are the most sweeping and consistent examples of globally inclusive company cultures we’ve ever known. Even when tested by the pandemic, these companies recognize sub-communities in each region and their leaders carry an equitable employee experience across cultures. A huge congratulations to the world’s best in 2021," he added.
Grupo Santander is making inroads to become the best open financial services platform through its common corporate culture and responsible business approach. It believes in promoting employees’ health and well-being and in fostering diversity and inclusion through cultural transformation and flexible, innovative work environments.
The bank was shortlisted for the top 10 of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index 2021. It was also named “Best Bank for Diversity and Inclusion” by Euromoney in 2020. According to group-wide surveys, its employees feel 10 percentage points more committed since it initiated its cultural transformation in 2014.
The list of best places to work can be found here.
About Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of the first half of 2021, Banco Santander had €1.1 trillion in total funds, 150 million customers, of which 24.2 million are loyal and 45.3 million are digital, 10,000 branches and 190,000 employees.
About the World’s Best Workplaces™
Great Place to Work® selected the World’s Best Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 20 million employees worldwide at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Organizations are assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces and positively impact people and communities across multiple countries around the world. Companies must have appeared on at least five Best Workplaces list sin Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, North America, or Australia during 2020 or early 2021; And have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, with 40% outside of its headquartered country. Read the full methodology.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.