Worldline recognised as European Top Employer 2021

Bezons — 25 / 01 / 2021

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transactional services, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the “European Top Employer 2021” prestigious certification by the Top Employers Institute, a global authority that recognises excellence in people management.

La Défense, Paris, France

As a top industry leader and #1 digital payment player in Europe, Worldline is proud to now also be recognised as a European employer of choice, rewarding its long-term commitment and efforts in settling exemplary managerial and people practices within the company. In 2020, Worldline already received local certifications from the Top Employers Institute in Belgium and in Poland. Today, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands are joining the league of Worldline top employers’ countries.

Owning now a local certification in five European countries – where it is recognised as a local top employer – enables Worldline to be certified as a truly “European” Top Employer.

The Institute evaluation covered all Worldline’s Human Resources domains through various extensive surveys and audits, enabling to assess the company’s internal practices and policies in Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development and Recruiting, while also involving many stakeholders within the company.

Worldline is dedicated to offering an attractive working environment that nurtures its employees’ potential and enables them to grow. This reward is the result of the company's rigorous efforts in deploying a responsible employer strategy, reinforcing and implementing numerous actions internally.  Worldline continuously promotes its employer brand and focuses on people integration or career development & mobility through several programmes in all of its entities, while always encouraging social dialogue.

As a responsible employer, Worldline has an ambitious vision of its social responsibility, a mission that is also supported by the company purpose (“raison d’être”), gathering the Worldline community around a long-term, coherent and shared vision. This purpose has allowed Worldline to anchor the company values – Innovation, Excellence, Cooperation & Empowerment – and the behaviours we expect within Worldline.

Olivier Burger, Group Head of Human Resources at Worldline: “This certification rewards the commitment and collective work of Worldline people, and is even more crucial this year as we are facing an unprecedented macro-economic and social context due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

As a European and global market leader, it is of strategic importance for us to retain our talent and experts as well as to attract new ones. Being part of the community of European Top Employers will significantly enhance our visibility as an attractive company to work for.

As a company we strive to ensure we are improving continually. In the years to come, we are therefore determined to make Worldline progressing even more, by extending this certification to other countries through our continuous effort.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced, Worldline has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”


Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2019 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 5.3 billion euros.


Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1 600 organisations in 120 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 7 million employees globally.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.


Hélène Carlander
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