Cooper Tire & Rubber Company was recognized by Forbes as one of the best global employers in 2020. The tire manufacturer made it to the top 20%, ranking 143 out of 750 companies listed. It was among the top performers in the automotive industry. Forbes put it against six other tire manufacturers in the category. It prepared the ranking list based on employee ratings that were grounded on topics such as gender equality, talent development, COVID-19 response, economic footprint, and social responsibility.
According to the Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Paula Whitesell, Cooper Tire has dedicated employees that focus on fulfilling the company’s purpose. The purpose is to make sure everyone goes through life with confidence, and Cooper is there every step of the way. Being ranked high among top employers underscores the company’s practices and culture, and also showcases how proud employees are being part of the team. The company is pleased to get this recognition and is dedicated to continually improving when it comes to meeting and exceeding stakeholder expectations.
In addition to producing high-quality Cooper tires, the company has focused on enhancing employee experience by ensuring there’s an inclusive and diverse environment. The tire manufacturer scored 100% on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and was also named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Last year, Cooper was also recognized by the 2020 Women on Boards and Women’s Forum of New York for female representation on its Board of Directors.
The Forbes World’s Best Employers 2020 list had 750 large corporations and multinationals with headquarters in 45 countries. Forbes surveyed 160,000 part-time and full-time workers from 58 countries working for businesses that have operations in several regions and nations. Surveys lasted from June to July before the list was compiled.