ALDO Group named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

MONTREAL, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The ALDO Group, a leading international fashion footwear retailer, has been recognized as one of the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2012 by Waterstone Human Capital.

The ALDO Group has always taken a unique approach to business, building upon its corporate values of Love, Integrity and Respect.

"The ALDO Group has a people-first philosophy in everything it does. We are known for our passionate, productive and motivated workforce. We know that the key to our success lies within the strength of our people, and we want to give them the best tools and training to realize their full potential." says the company's CEO, Réjean Dionne.

The ALDO Group's forward-thinking culture manifests itself through an exceptionally wide range of features and initiatives put in place for its team members, including the VITALITÉ program focusing on a healthy lifestyle (on-site gym and healthy food options in the gourmet cafeteria), and CHANGE which is designed to put our eco-friendly goals in motion (community garden, carpooling and a bike program). The organization's inspiring 210,000 square foot headquarters are located in Montreal and offer team members access to green space and more than 250 works of art.

One of ALDO's most notable traits is its commitment to outstanding corporate citizenship, priding itself on being socially responsible and engaged within its community, actively supporting a diverse multitude of philanthropic initiatives year-round.

The Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures is founded and presented by recruitment firm, Waterstone Human Capital. This national program, now in its eighth year, annually recognizes the top Canadian companies for having superior culture practices.

The ALDO Group will receive this award at the 8th annual Canada's 10 Corporate Culture Summit and Awards Gala in Toronto on February 4th, 2013.

About The ALDO Group

The ALDO Group, founded in 1972, is one of the world's leading fashion retailers. It covers all corners of the footwear market with four signature brands: ALDO, CALL IT SPRING, LITTLE BURGUNDY and GLOBO. By the end of 2012, the ALDO Group will operate over 1,600 retail stores in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as in 76 franchised countries. ALDO Product Services (APS) is a division of the ALDO Group dedicated to providing branded wholesale and private label fashion footwear and accessories. www.aldoshoes.com

About Waterstone Human Capital

As one of Canada's leading retained executive search firms specializing in recruiting for fit and in cultural assessment, Waterstone's search partners are experts at assessing and articulating organizational culture. Helping clients find and keep great people is what Waterstone does best - great people that 'fit' the culture, and who ultimately drive organizational performance. www.waterstonehc.com Follow them at @waterstonehc.

SOURCE: Aldo Group

For further information:

Genevieve Sharp, Public Relations Manager, ALDO Group, 514-747-2536 x8754