Sydney, Australia – January 2024 – Certified for the 3rd consecutive year as a Top Employer in Australia by the Top Employers Institute, CHEP, part of the Brambles Group and the global leader in supply chain solutions, also stands among the exclusive group of 17 organizations worldwide to achieve the coveted Global Top Employer certification.
The Top Employer certification validates CHEP’s dedication to fostering a workplace culture that prioritizes employee well-being, professional development, and overall job satisfaction. This recognition results from the company’s continuous efforts to align human resources practices with global standards of excellence.
Top Employer seal in Asia Pacific and Australia for 3rd time
“We are honored to be recognized as a global Top Employer while also earning the Top Employer seal in Asia Pacific and Australia for the 3rd time,” said Victoria Pickles, Human Resources Vice President for CHEP Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa, commenting on the achievement.
“This demonstrates our relentless efforts in enhancing employee experiences, supporting career development, inspiring innovation, and fostering a workplace culture centred around diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. This achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to creating a workplace where our employees feel that they belong, can thrive, develop, and contribute to our collective success. Being recognised as a Top Employer is not just about the present, it is a commitment to continuous improvement in our future. We learn a lot from the process of benchmarking our efforts, and we commit to using this knowledge to nurture our talent, foster leadership, and continue to create an amazing place to work.”
Renee Holbrook, General Manager for CHEP Australia, added, “We are incredibly proud to be recognized with the Top Employer certification for a third year. Recognizing the achievement of meaningful ongoing progress and evolution of our people-first culture. I am especially proud of the recognition of initiatives and leadership coming from all levels of the organization driving us forward.
“A few standouts for me this past year include the development of the ‘Women in Operations’ campaign, initiated and led by our talented operational leaders driving for greater gender diversity across operations roles. Recognition for our Leadership Exchange program that drives strategy evolution together with leadership development. And as part of our employee value proposition, the launch of a new health and wellbeing service that is available to all employees and their families, which is a testament to our commitment to holistic and proactive well-being of our organization.
“Being recognized as a Top Employer, more importantly, reflects our employees’ passion, dedication, and enthusiasm to drive our company culture forward, and we thank them for continuing to make CHEP an employer of choice in Australia,” she said.
The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organizations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, Well-being, and more.
In 2023, CHEP surpassed its 2025 goal of 40% female representation on its Board while achieving 36.3% of women in management roles globally. It also continued to improve its safety performance, delivering its best year on record with a 31% reduction of injury rates based on FY20 levels. To better support its diverse workforce, it expanded its range of accessibility schemes and now offers employee resource groups across race, disability, gender and literacy/disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. The company sees the Top Employer achievement as a motivation to continue driving innovation, cultivating employee wellbeing, and contributing to the growth and prosperity of the global workforce.
CHEP has been recognized as a Top Employer in 26 countries around the world, including Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, Türkiye, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and the United States, while earning regional Top Employer recognition in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.