Fast Company announced its second annual Best Workplaces for Innovators and named Stanley Black & Decker as one of the 100 Best Workplaces For Innovators. The company ranked 55th in its first appearance on the list.
“For more than 177 years, Stanley Black & Decker has continued to innovate its products, culture and operating model to thrive across three industrial revolutions, and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said Stanley Black & Decker CEO Jim Loree. “As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, we continue to aspire to be known as one of the world’s leading innovators and serve those who make the world. In today’s era, the acceleration of emerging technology and rapidly changing customer needs require digital tools, better analytics and extreme innovation. To us, that means innovation everywhere, of everything, by everyone.”
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, and engineering. Working together, Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers scored nearly 900 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies—an increase from last year’s list of 50.
“As much of the world recovers from health, economic, and social crises, we need innovation more than ever,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “This new list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators celebrates organizations that have fostered innovative thinking by investing in technology, research and development, and their employees.”