Every day at Nokia, we try to be the best we can be – as an innovator, as a company, as a brand, and as an employer. And we’re pleased to say that our efforts don’t go unnoticed.
From product design to sustainability, we’ve received recognition for our achievements in a variety of areas from a range of different sources. Here are just a few examples:
Nokia scores top marks on Corporate Equality Index 2013
Nokia has achieved a 100% rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index, which rates workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
The rating is a significant boost from the 2012 Index, when Nokia received a score of 70%.
The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool in the United States, which looks at corporate policies and practices which affect LGBT employees. All companies making a 100% rating, such as Nokia, are recognised on HRC’s ‘Best Places to Work’ list.
Nokia named as one of world’s most sustainable technology companies
Nokia was once again selected as one of the world’s most sustainable technology companies on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe) for 2011. Nokia has now been included in DJSI World index (launched in 1999) since 2000 and in DJSI Europe index (launched in 2001) from 2001 to 2005 and 2007 to 2011.
Overall, our performance in the DJSI World 2011 review placed us among the top performing companies. We were able to reach the same overall score of 82 points out of 100 points as in 2010 – a fantastic achievement, given the changes in our business environment. The industry group’s average was just 51 points. The scores reflect the company’s performance across economic, environmental and social criteria.
Superbrands declares Nokia the leading brand in China
In 2011, Superbrands – the world’s leading independent arbiter of brands – conducted a survey to find the top 50 consumer brands in China. It was the largest ever survey of its kind in China – and Nokia came out on top.
The Superbrands 2011 China ranking surveyed over 2,000 consumer brand preferences across 150 product categories. Nokia’s performance across a range of criteria - including strong market dominance, longevity, goodwill, customer loyalty and overall market acceptance - contributed to the number one spot.
“Our number one brand ranking is a wonderful vote of confidence in everything that we’ve been doing in China,” said Colin Giles, Nokia Executive Vice President, Sales. “China is our largest market and plays an important role in our global innovation. As we pursue our new strategy and introduce our new Nokia with Windows Phone, our brand in China, and the trust and emotional connection this represents among Chinese consumers, will give us the edge we need to stay ahead.”
Nokia best place to work in Central America and Caribbean
In July 2011, Nokia was recognised as the best place to work in Central America and the Caribbean for its great culture and work environment. The decision was based on research conducted by Mexican firm “Top Companies” and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
The research started back in April 2011, and 60 companies from the region were evaluated. The winners were announced during the awards event in El Salvador, where Nokia got first place in the multinational companies with local presence category.
“We have a team that works very well together, and they feel empowered to face challenges and are willing to do their best to exceed expectations. This is how we fulfill our mission of connecting people to what matters most to them, impacting positively on our environment, the wider environment and the end consumer,” said Martin Chirotarrab, General Manager for Nokia Caricam, who received the award.
Other awards and accolades
Here’s a selection of other awards and accolades Nokia has picked up in recent years:
2011 Forbes Top 10 World’s Most Sustainable Companies (#4)
Top spot in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics 2010 (eight consecutive #1 positions since September 2008)
Universum’s Top 50 World’s Most Attractive Employers for Students 2011
NASSCOM’s Excellence in Gender Inclusivity in India 2010
2010 Best Brand Award in Bangladesh (#1 for third consecutive year)
2010 Bloomberg Business Week Top 25 Most Innovative Companies
Top 50 Maclean’s Socially Responsible Companies in Canada 2010
Economic Times Most Trusted Brand in India 2010 (#1)
UK Nordic Business award for Research and Development 2010
Modern Consumer magazine’s 2010 Brazil’s “Companies that Most Respect the Consumer” (#1)