Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, today announced that the Company's U.S. based Braskem America Innovation & Technology Center (I&T Center) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was named as a Top Workplaces Award winner for the sixth consecutive year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's list of Top Workplaces for 2019. Braskem's Pittsburgh I&T Center has received this prestigious award seven out of the last eight years.
Mark Nikolich, Braskem America CEO commented, "We are honored to be named as one of the premier workplaces in Pittsburgh for the seventh time. Our Braskem America Innovation & Technology Center in Pittsburgh plays a critical role in our ability to deliver our client's leading-edge polymer and material solutions to meet their evolving needs. This award reflects the success of our Pittsburgh team in creating a high performing, innovation-based culture that also values an inclusive work environment that embraces team diversity, engagement and collaboration. Our Pittsburgh team has proven once again that Braskem is a top destination for attracting and retaining the very best talent."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has recognized 90 Companies and Organizations in Pittsburgh as Top Workplaces for 2019. These companies have been recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. The best employers are annually recognized for their commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees with the Top Workplaces Award. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette partnered with Energage, a research company that administers online surveys to employees, to honor the best employers nominated in Pittsburgh.
"Top Workplaces is more than just recognition," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement. Becoming a Top Workplace isn't something organizations can buy. It's an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It's a big deal."