Building on a rich heritage
In 2016, Wolters Kluwer reached a significant milestone: our 180th year. While much has changed over this time, a browse through our company history reveals that some things have remained constant—including strong values.
As John Coleman, author of ‘Passion and Purpose: Stories from the best and brightest young business leaders’, wrote in Harvard Business Review, ‘No company can hope to build a coherent culture without people who either share its core values or possess the willingness and ability to embrace those values.’
We wholeheartedly agree. Values offer clarity and direction, personally and professionally. They help inform decision making and guide our actions.
By living by our company values, our people have made this year a year we can be proud of. The numerous external recognitions — for excellence and innovation in business technology, data and analytics and more — are just one testament to their achievements across all our divisions.
When it comes to values guiding actions, perhaps one example illustrates it best.
Common values, shared purpose
Over the course of 2016, Wolters Kluwer joined forces with several companies: Emmi with our Health division, VCorp Services with our Governance, Risk & Compliance division, and more. Each of those companies brought fresh and vibrant expertise into the company.
In July, we welcomed Enablon — the leading global provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability and operational risk management solutions — into the Wolters Kluwer family.
Enablon is a story of people who dreamed of starting a company as a vector to help build a more sustainable world. As with all our experts across all divisions, we celebrate the fact that over 300 dedicated and talented Enablon people have joined us in our purpose to shape a better future for all.