Coloplast receives accreditation for a decade of investing in its staff

PETERBOROUGH-based medical appliances company Coloplast has been reaccredited as an Investor in People for the tenth year, demonstrating its commitment to continuous business improvement through the development of its staff.

Investors in People is a tool for helping businesses improve performance by successfully managing and developing their staff. It sets criteria that companies must meet in order to be accredited. These include demonstrating that learning and development is planned, equal opportunities are given to employees, managers effectively lead people and improvements are continually made to the way people are managed.

Standards and performance are independently monitored by the government’s UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

To be recognised as an Investor in People Coloplast had to produce evidence that it met 39 separate requirements. As part of the rigorous assessment Coloplast staff were interviewed at random to check the company’s performance and to rate the overall satisfaction of people working for the company.

Coloplast’s human resources director Sam Sedwill said, “We are delighted to have been reaccredited with the Investors in People Standard. To have achieved the standard for ten years is a fantastic accomplishment.

“Employee satisfaction is at the heart of what we do. To have been awarded the accreditation through first-hand interviews with our staff shows that they appreciate the investment we make in them.

“We are continuously looking for ways we can improve performance and the latest Investors in People assessment has helped us to set new targets that we will work towards.”