SC Johnson is ranked 32 among the best 100 in the largest and most comprehensive survey conducted in the British workplace.

The factory was also voted tenth in south-east England in the survey carried out by Best Companies Ltd and sponsored by the Sunday Times.

The evaluation of each company is based on an employee opinion survey and a comprehensive company questionnaire.

All aspects of the company are covered, including vision and values, leadership style, training and development, reward and recognition, overall working environment and company culture.

The assessors also visited each company.

Carolyn Hyde, human resources director at SC Johnson, said: “This is the first time we have participated in the survey, so we are very happy to be rated as one of the best consumer companies on the list.

“We also scored particularly well in the two categories ‘giving back to the community’ and ‘being best in times of personal crisis’.”

John Langdell, SC Johnson’s managing director, added: “It clearly reflects the outstanding quality and commitment of all our employees.”

The manufacturing division of S C Johnson has also been awarded the highly prestigious Management Today Cranfield University Award for Continued Excellence.

This award recognises achievements in goals set with regard to environmental policy and factory-based environmental progress.

Dr Marek Szwejczewski, director of the international best factory research centre at the Cranfield School of Management, said: “SC Johnson Frimley is proof that not only is there no contradiction between the demands of world-class manufacturing and those of the environment, the two go together.

“Teamwork is indispensable to world-class manufacturing but SC Johnson adds a commitment to employee welfare that results in more than the usual emphasis on training, education and working conditions.”