"At VF, we are focused on more than just achieving strong results," said Eric Wiseman, VF's Chairman, President and CEO. "How we accomplish these results is equally important, and this recognition acknowledges our efforts to identify, train and develop the current and next generation of VF's leaders. Our leaders understand that it's only through a constant focus on talent development that we'll be able to consistently perform at a very high level."
Conducted since 2001, the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. This year's winners were selected and ranked by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, business and financial performance.
Anita Graham, VF's Vice President of Global Human Resources, added, "In a global organization of our size and complexity, strong management - and the development of leaders at all levels of the organization - is essential to our success. Our leadership development teams are executing world-class initiatives to help fuel VF's growth with talented and capable associates; this is a well-deserved recognition for them and their efforts."
"In today's complex and unpredictable business landscape, Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. "We congratulate VF on being among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."