10. June, 2015 ,

Gore named one of Europe’s top employers – The technology specialist places 3rd in the “Multinational Workplaces” category

Luxembourg, June 5, 2015

Once again, W. L. Gore & Associates was chosen as one of Europe’s favorite employers. With its subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom the technology company came in 3rd in the category “Best Multinational Workplaces” at the presentation of “100 Best Workplaces in Europe 2015”. The annual benchmarking survey is organized by the Great Place to Work Institute.

“We have our associates to thank for this excellent result,” says Ann Gillies, an HR leader at the British Gore subsidiary. “They interact with a great deal of fairness and respect for one another. Our associates in all countries always reassert the very real significance of these values.  So, as partners, we all work together to continue developing Gore and driving it forward. Receiving this citation tells us in essence that we are on the right track.”

The high placement in the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe 2015” represents a continuation of Gore’s outstanding results from the previous year. For the eleventh time in a row, the company has managed to establish itself on the list of 100 best European employers. More than 2,300 companies from 19 countries took part in the 2015 international benchmarking competition. The placement is based on, among others, a survey of over 775,000 employees at participating firms. The survey is conducted along with a so-called culture audit, which consists in an analysis of the measures applied in human resource and leadership work.

Europe’s 100 best employers are listed in three categories: Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Best Large Workplaces and Best Multinational Workplaces. The Great Place to Work Institute describes the latter category as companies with over 1,000 employees that have made it onto at least three national lists and have a minimum of 40% of their employees (or at least 5,000 employees) working outside the country where the company is headquartered.

About Gore

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates – as Gore employees are Called – with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise’s founding in 1958. Gore now has locations – sales offices as well as production facilities – in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore’s product divisions. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, Gore has also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and has been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden. Learn more at gore.com.

Press image (from left to right):

Ann Gillies, One of the HR leader of Gore UK

Phiroze Bilimoria, OC Tanner

Michael Haag, Corporate Communication Gore Germany

Christine de Cock, Great Place To Work Institute

© Great Place to Work Institute

Contact

For more information:

W. L. Gore & Associates Ltd. (UK)

Henrietta Bryan
Marketing Communications

Livingston, EH54 7BH

Tel. + 44/01506 678317

E-Mail: hbryan@wlgore.com

W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH

Michael Haag
Public Relations,

D-85639 Putzbrunn

Tel. + 49/89/4612-2773

E-Mail: mhaag@wlgore.com