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Hat-trick: Sony Pictures Distribution among best Indian media companies

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MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. (SPND), the distribution arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), has been ranked as one of the best company to work for in the media industry by the Great Place to Work® Institute, for 2017. Sony Pictures Networks Distribution has been recognized as INDIA’s GREAT MID - SIZE WORKPLACES 2017 and ranked at the 5th position, amongst the TOP 50 companies. SPND is the only media company to be featured on this list for the third time in a row. This award was presented by the global research organisation - Great Place To Work® Institute, India in association with Mint.

The Great Place to Work® Institute is a firm that assists organisations to identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust cultures. In its 14th edition, India's Best Companies to Work For study attracted participation from 219 organisations, ranging across industries, including a 7% participation from the media industry alone. This study was done with the most rigorous, credible and comprehensive methodologies to identify organizations in achievement of their goals.

Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. undertook the Trust Index Survey & Culture Audit People Practices assessment – a two lens model that measure employees’ perception and assesses management practices. Once again SPND surpassed the average industry percentage of positive responses measured through five parameters - credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie and raised the bar of their people practices over last year

According to the Institute's research, a Great Place to Work® is one where the company’s framework is employee-centric and inculcates a sense of trust, pride and camaraderie amongst the employees. It is an indisputable fact today that creating a great workplace is an integral part of an organisation's strategy. SPND believes in empowering its employees to achieve dynamic results which comes with the commitment towards the social, economic and intellectual growth of its diverse employees in an evolving ecosystem.

Sony Pictures Networks India CEO NP Singh: “Every organization is shaped by its employees and for us to be recognised as a Great Place To Work is as best as it can get. This award is of immense significance to us as it resonates with our goal to Go-Beyond the ordinary and script the future that we want to belong to. Our values are co-shared by our employees and it reflects in our performance as well. I am extremely humbled by our employees’ commitment to our goals and determination to excel in every sphere.”

SPNI president - distribution and sports business Rajesh Kaul: “Being among the great places to work in India for a third time in a row is both, an honour and a responsibility. Our endeavour has always been to make Sony Pictures Networks Distribution an organization which nurtures employees as family and expresses its care for them not only via friendly policies but also by fulfilling their career expectations. We are privileged to receive this award and will continue to go-beyond in our endeavour to excel our own standards.”

SPNI director – HR Hema Malhotra: “Great minds make SPND a Great Place to Work where our employees are the biggest asset of our organization, coupled with effective leadership, compelling employer brand and a high-performance culture. Our initiatives around learning and development, wellbeing, diversity and Inclusion are progressive and note-worthy, which are some of the tools to engage, motivate and retain employees. All this coupled with employee friendly practices create agility through innovation and help the organisation Go-beyond the ordinary.”

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