MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - For the first time, PepsiCo
Canada has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for
2014 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The company employs 10,000 Canadians and
manufactures some of the country's most loved brands including Pepsi,
Lay's ®, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade.
The highly esteemed Top 100 Employer recognition is awarded to industry
leaders that provide exceptional workplaces for their employees.
Judgement criteria includes physical workplace, work atmosphere and
social, health, financial and benefits, vacation and time off, employee
communications, performance management, training and development and
"At PepsiCo Canada we're proud to offer our associates a long-term
career full of Possibilities and I believe this is what sets us apart from other Canadian
employers," says Marc Guay, President, PepsiCo Foods Canada. "This
award recognizes our gold-standard Talent Sustainability programs, such
as leadership development, community investment, rewards and
recognition and work life quality."
Some of the programs that helped PepsiCo Canada earn the 2014 Canada's
Top 100 Employers recognition include:
Training and Development - PepsiCo Canada recognizes that a company's greatest resource is its
people. As such the company offers numerous opportunities for employees
to develop their skills and build their business knowledge. From
PepsiCo University, to in-house training programs, and unique
leadership acceleration and mentorship programs focused on building
people and managerial skills, the company takes a holistic approach to
talent development at all levels of the organization.
Community Involvement - PepsiCo Canada is committed to making a difference in the communities
in which it operates through volunteer initiatives and national
partnerships. Each year employees across the country participate in
PepsiCo's annual National Volunteer Week and Run For the Cure
Campaigns. A national partner of Food Banks Canada, in 2012 PepsiCo
donated almost one million pounds of product to the organization.
PepsiCo Canada, also a proud supporter of the United Way has received
four consecutive United Way 'Thanks a Million' awards for raising more
than $1 million annually in support of the charity.
Rewards and Recognition - PepsiCo Canada is fortunate to have bright and dedicated employees
who do great work every day. To recognize their extraordinary efforts
PepsiCo has several on-the-spot employee and annual recognition
programs such as True Blue, Bravo, Coach of The Year, Employee
Appreciation Week, and the global PepsiCo Ring of Honor and Circle of
Champions awards, to name a few.
Communications - PepsiCo Canada employs various means to keep its 10,000 employees
connected. Quarterly town halls and regular functional meetings allow
company leaders to share successes and ongoing strategic visions with
all levels of the organization. Employees are also encouraged to submit
stories to the weekly e-newsletter PEPline Canada and join one of the
company's many online communities.
Diversity & Inclusion - PepsiCo Canada understands that each employee brings something unique
to the workplace. The company's mission is to build an inclusive
culture that embraces all aspects of diversity by encouraging employees
to bring their whole selves to work. PepsiCo's Global Diversity and
Inclusion Network include the Canadian Women's Inclusion Network, the
PepsiCo Canada Asian Network, EQUAL Canada and numerous other global
"This recognition of our organization's gold-standard policies and
culture is a testament to PepsiCo Canada's commitment to the
development of our people and the continued nurturing of a diverse and
inclusive culture," says Richard Glover, President, PepsiCo Beverages
Canada. "We are thrilled to be a part of this exclusive group of great
employers, and attribute this success to our employees who contribute
to our business every day, and focus on making PepsiCo Canada a Best
Place to Work!"
"Winning organizations consistently have leaders who recognize the
importance of becoming an employer of-choice, making it part of their
organization's DNA from the shop floor to the boardroom," says Richard
Yerema, who is the Author of Canada's Top 100 Employers and has managed
the editorial side of the competition at Mediacorp Canada Inc. since
the project's inception.
A full list of winners will be announced in a special Globe and Mail
feature and on the job search engine Eluta.ca on October 21, 2013. For more information on Mediacorp's Top 100
criteria and methodology, please visit www.mediacorp.ca. For more information about the career possibilities at PepsiCo Canada
please visit http://www.pepsico.ca/en/Careers.html.
About PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo's businesses in Canada are organized into two business units.
PepsiCo Foods Canada includes Frito Lay Canada and the Quaker Foods and
Snacks business. PepsiCo Beverages Canada includes Pepsi-Cola Canada,
Gatorade and Tropicana. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more
than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that
generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main
businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola -
make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved
throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique
commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for
people and our planet, which we believe also, means a more successful
future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose:
PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for
local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging
volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to
respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.
For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca.
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For further information:
Sandy Lyver, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Sheri Morgan, PepsiCo Foods Canada