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W. L. Gore & Associates Named One of Best Workplaces in Greater China for the Third Consecutive Year

2015-12-04 16:49 3136

HONG KONG, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), maker of thousands of innovative products, was named one of the 'Best Companies to Work For® in Greater China' today at the 2015 Great Place to Work® awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

This marks the company's third consecutive appearance on the annual list, compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, one of the leading global authorities on workplace culture. Companies are assessed based on results of employee surveys looking at workplace excellence, management and the role of trust in the workplace culture.

Gore expanded into China more than 30 years ago, bringing a unique corporate culture that encourages team work, innovation and collaboration. All associates -- as the high-tech manufacturer calls its employees -- play an active role in defining their career path at Gore. There are no traditional chains of command, and decisions are made based on knowledge and influence rather than seniority within the company.

"We are pleased to be named one of the 'Best Companies to Work For® in Greater China' for the third year in a row. It is an acknowledgement of Gore's unique non-hierarchical culture and the vision of our founders, Bill and Vieve Gore, to create a work environment that fosters innovation," said Dave Welch, Gore's Asia Pacific leader, based in Hong Kong.

Fellow Asia Pacific leader Stevy Yao added, "At Gore, we encourage relationship building and teamwork, and we harness the different perspectives of our associates, which leads to a collaborative environment that drives our business results. We believe that this has been pivotal to our successes in Greater China and around the world."

With facilities and offices located in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taiwan, Gore is primed to grow in Greater China. Gore's diverse product innovations include high-performance fabrics, life-saving cardiovascular devices, filtration technologies and electronic cables used in space missions, among many diverse offerings.

Globally, Gore is regularly recognized on best workplace lists. In March of this year, Gore made its 18th appearance on the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America" list and is one of the few companies to appear in every edition of the rankings. In October, Gore earned third place on the Great Place to Work® Institute's list of Best Multinational Workplaces. The ranking is the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture. In November, Gore was named one of the '100 Best Companies to work for in Korea' for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, the company has been highly ranked on similar lists in Greater China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. The company's portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion with manufacturing plants and sales offices across the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. "100 Best Companies to Work For" lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also consistently earns recognition as a top workplace around the world, including Greater China and Korea. Learn more at gore.com.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.

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Isabella Wong                                                 
Tel: +852-2622-9862                         
Email: iwong@wlgore.com

MSLGROUP Hong Kong

Calvin Choi
Tel: +852-2804-8138
Email: calvin.choi@mslgroup.com

Elma Wan
Tel: +852-2804-8137
Email: elma.wan@mslgroup.com

Source: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
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