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Forbes recognizes KONE as one of the best employers in the world

Press Release Published 12/10/2018

KONE Corporation, press release, October 12, 2018

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been recognized as one of the best employers in the world by Forbes business magazine for the second year running. KONE ranked 105th on Forbes' 2018 Global 2000: World's Best Employers list.

"We at KONE are extremely proud to feature on Forbes' list of the world's best employers. Being a great place to work has been one of KONE's strategic targets for several years, and this recognition underlines our position as an industry leader," says Susanne Skippari, KONE executive vice president, Human Resources.

"We see diversity and our employees' wellbeing and professional development as business strengths. Our ranking shows that these are values that both our current and potential employees appreciate," she adds.

KONE's personnel strategy includes a strong focus on enabling employees to develop their competencies and leadership skills. All employees are encouraged to create a personal development plan, and are supported in building their knowledge and abilities through extensive global learning programs.

At the end of 2017, KONE employed more than 55,000 people representing 129 nationalities and serving customers in more than 60 countries.

According to Forbes, the employers recognized on the list were endorsed by their own employees and other respondents in particular in the areas of image, working conditions and diversity.

The 2018 World's Best Employers list is based on an analysis of more than 430,000 global recommendations. Employees rated their own employer and their likelihood of recommending their employer to a friend or family member. Respondents were also asked to recommend other companies they admired as employers. This list is based on Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 rankings, which included publicly traded companies from 60 countries.

For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Senior Communications Manager, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41507 1361, media@kone.com

Read more
Forbes' Global 2000: World's Best Employers list: https://www.forbes.com/world-best-employers/list/3/#tab:rank
KONE as an employer: https://www.kone.com/shared/sustainability-report/2017/en/34/
Careers at KONE: https://www.kone.com/en/careers/

Previous press releases are available at http://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
June 1, 2018: KONE listed as one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes
November 6, 2017: KONE listed as one of the best employers in the world by Forbes

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
www.kone.com

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