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Excellent! working environment certification

This certification is given to companies has certified has an excellent working environment

What does the certification stand for:

1. Average rating by employees: 60% +
2. Rated by 25% or more or at least 200 employees
3. Working Environment report must be elaborated with suggestions of improvements. Company must collaborate with in monitoring and improving the working environment.
4. No single rating element can be under 25%
5. visited this company to verify facts (visual inspection, interviews with employees etc.) and discuss the evaluation.
6. No violations has been confirmed
7. Company must show active focus and or improvements of working environment
8. The certification must be placed on the company web site and it will also be placed on web site.

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A certification of "Excellent!" working environment from means that this company really has an excellent working environment according to the employees. We will do as much background cheking as possible to confirm the employees claim, including surveys from a large number of employees, checking reports of violations, and visiting the company to verify the employees claims. We never grant a company the status of "Excellent!" if we havent visited the company and done as much checking as it is possible from our side. At sight, we will conduct interviews with staff members we chose as well as visual inspection.

Our surveys cover mainly general, physical and mental working environment.

Terms / requirements:

To become "Excellent! working environment" certified by, you must supply us with the following material:

1. Official company regulations describing the companys working environment policy or guidelines. These guidelines must confirm that the company has an excellent working environment policy.
2. No less than 25% of the employees or at least 200 persons of the employees, and at least one person from each department, must fill in our full survey. Further, it is expected, that the employees also fill in some of our other surveys like our specialized survey reg. mental working environment (ask for details). Depending on company type, we might need you to fill in other surveys. This will vary from company to company.

Further requirements:  


There will be a three month certification pending periode, where employees and cutsomers, former employees, suppliers or subcontractors are suggested to report to us in case they have knowledge about violation of our guidelines, like if the company is forcing the employees to fill in the survey with excellent result. We take this kind of violation very seriously and companies who does this, will be announced on our web page and given a "not recommended" smiley. Further violations of our guidelines will result in quaranteen for the company for a certain time, depending on the violation type and gravity. It is better for your company NOT to take the survey rather than try to cheat your company to get an "Excellent!" smiley.
Our consultant will visit the company with the report elaborated from the survey response. Our consultant will present the findings and inform you whether you are qualified for an "Excellent!" smiley or not. Further, they will inform you about things we find good and inspiring for other companies, and working environment issues we think can be improved. In case our consultant finds everything in order, and the company shows willingness to improve further, we can make exceptions to grant the company an "Excellent!" smiley, even the result of the survey does not reach 60%. Exceptions will be considered from 55%.
After the three month certification pending periode, if there has been no reports of violations, the company will be granted to use the "Excellent! working environment" smiley for a year.
We always suggest our "Excellent!" certified companies to keep in good contact with our consultant, and let the employees take the survey every now and then to make sure to catch if there are any changes in the working environment. We further suggest staff members to let us know, if they find alarming issues that should be dealt with. If we find alarming issues, we will inform the compoany and suggest improvements.

This certification is only valid for one year. To maintain this certification, the company must conduct this survey once every year. We will inform you when it is time to take the survey again.

How to get certified:

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