Coforge Ranked No.1 globally in the 2012 ASTD BEST Awards

New Delhi, October 15th 2012, Monday :- Coforge Ltd. (NSE: Coforge), a leading global IT solutions organization, today announced that it has been conferred with the prestigious 2012 American Society for Training & Development’s BEST Award. The Company competed against 84 organizations from 13 countries and was ranked No.1, across all industries globally. The ASTD BEST Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. 
“It is a matter of great pride to be ranked No. 1. Our learning function played a critical role in partnering business growth and has introduced some of the best practices through learning interventions to retain and engage our employees successfully” said Ms. Rosita Rabindra, Chief People Officer, Coforge.

The ASTD BEST Awards are the training industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition. “These 30 companies get it,” says Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. “They excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals. The leadership of these organizations values learning and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success”. 

For the 2012 BEST Awards the organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a select group of experts in the learning and development field.

About Coforge

Coforge is a leading IT solutions organization, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. It offers services in Application Development and Maintenance, Managed Services, IP Asset or Platform Solutions, and Business Process Outsourcing to organizations in the Financial Services, Travel & Transportation, Manufacturing/Distribution, Healthcare and Government sectors. The Company adheres to major global benchmarks and standards, having secured the ISO 9001:2000 certifications and the ISO: 27001 Information Security Management accreditation. Coforge also follows global standards of development. It has been assessed at Level 5 of SEI CMMi version 1.2. Coforge Business Process Outsourcing conforms to the highest quality standards such as COPC and Six Sigma. Its data centre operations are assessed at the international ISO 20000 IT management standards.

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About ASTD

ASTD (The American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to the training and development field. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 130 U.S. chapters and with 30 International Partners.

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