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Plantronics Named “Best Place to Work” in Mexico for Fourth Consecutive Year

Category:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:00 am PDT

Dateline:

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
PLT
"We are very proud of everything the Plamex team has accomplished"

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, announced that the company’s manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, Plamex, has been named the “Best Place to Work” in Mexico by the Great Place to Work Institute for the fourth consecutive year, a distinction that continues to validate the facility’s long-standing reputation as an exemplary business entity in the region.

“We are very proud of everything the Plamex team has accomplished,” said Alejandro Bustamante, senior vice president of operations at Plantronics. “The Plamex culture is exemplary, the way we live our values is second to none, and the employee commitment to help deliver great results demonstrates that they are happy with what they do. Plamex has become a benchmark in Mexico.”

A great place to work, as defined by the Great Place to Work Institute, is “a place in which you trust the people you work for, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you work with.” Employees from more than 500 companies participated in the Great Place to Work Institute’s survey that ranks companies based on credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

Plamex - A Legacy of Excellence

Plamex has been in operation for more than 40 years, has more than 2,000 employees, and provides more than 180 programs for their associates. The secret is the Mission, Vision, and Values meetings, a one-hour weekly meeting where Plamex leaders concentrate solely on creative ways to improve the work environment by fostering a place of respect and trust.

Programs at the Mexico facility include everything from mass weddings each Valentine’s Day to educational opportunities that help employees further their education. The educational support programs at Plamex have helped employees attain more than 2,300 degrees. For the past five years, there have also been development programs that have enabled more than 1,000 employees to grow into new roles in the company rather than leaving Plantronics for professional growth opportunities.

The Plantronics Mexico team also engages with the community on many levels including outreach to orphanages, donations to the community for natural disasters, reforestation efforts, and education about recycling. They encourage employee and family involvement and support the Children’s Orchestra, the DARE Program and offer medical consultations to family members at their facility.

Plamex has received numerous awards and commendations for its excellence in environmental matters, community work, customer satisfaction, and work safety. Previous awards include:

  • U.S. Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence
  • Best Place to Work in Mexico (2011-2013)
  • Mexico Quality
  • Mexico Export
  • Mexico Technology and Mexico Labor awards
  • The Federal Ministry of Labor’s Safe Industry Certificate
  • PROFEPA’s Clean Industry Certificate
  • PROFEPA/CNIME Environmental Award (EPA/National Maquiladora Council)
  • 2005 Asia-Pacific International Quality Award
  • 2005 Iberoamerican Quality Award
  • 2005 Century International Quality Era Award
  • 2008 Latin American Quality award.

About the Great Place to Work Institute and Survey Methodology

The Great Place to Work Institute has over 20 years of experience in evaluating companies’ culture and employee trust in management. The firm’s evaluation process includes a survey that is applied to all employees, a systems document that describes the implemented practices and processes, and a field visit by a team of experts to confirm the accuracy and maturity of the reported practices.

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics and Simply Smarter Communications are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Plantronics
Lerin O’Neill, 831-458-7595
Senior Public Relations Manager
Lerin.Oneill@plantronics.com

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