Corby Celebrates its 5th Consecutive Year as one of Canada's Best Workplaces

Corby Spirit and Wine ranks 22nd on the annual Great Place to Work list

TORONTO, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Are Corby employees proud of where they work? The answer to that question is a resounding "Yes!" as proven by the company's fifth consecutive placement on the Great Place to Work® Institute's list of Canada's 50 Best Workplaces. Announced today in a special report in The Globe and Mail, Corby has achieved a rank of #22 on the list – holding strong its position from 2015.

"Everyone wants to work for a company that motivates, encourages and supports them," says Patrick O'Driscoll, CEO. "At Corby, we recognize that the most successful businesses are the ones that place a high focus on building a positive workplace for their team. Employee ratings play a significant role in which companies earn a spot on this prestigious list, and I'm ecstatic that our employees continue to feel proud to work at Corby."

What makes Corby employees love their job? Results from the Great Place to Work anonymous survey point to 4 key highlight areas: rewards & recognition, physical environment & resources, management competence & integrity, and fun & cooperation.

Over the course of 2015, Corby has continued its focus on building a high-trust and high-engagement environment. Aside from great perks like half-day Fridays during the summer, smart casual office attire and exclusive wine and spirits tastings, some of Corby's most unique and award-winning workplace offerings include:

  • I Thank: a gamification-style twist on rewards & recognition – employees share badges based on a set of strategic capabilities to acknowledge colleagues for their hard work and achievements. Each year, five lucky winners get an extra week of vacation and $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice!
  • #CorbySafeRides: building on Corby's core pillar of responsible consumption, the company partners annually with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to sponsor free public transit for Torontonians on New Year's Eve, ensuring that everyone has a safe ride home.
  • Corby's Den: a bi-annual "Dragon's Den" style challenge that sees top management travel across the country to hear employees present their best and most innovative business ideas.

"This prestigious recognition reinforces something I already know: that this is one amazing company full of talented, motivated and engaged people," says Paul Holub, VP of HR. "But that doesn't mean we can now put our feet up. Building a culture of sustainable engagement is a continual process of listening, acting, and measuring the results – this is the only way to create an environment that empowers employees to grow, bring out the best in each other, and unleash their full potential."

Corby is hiring, so if you're interested in joining our dynamic team you can visit our website to check out our current open positions and apply!

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world's largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study's flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It's what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There's only one way to get on this list – and that's if your employees put you there.

Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.ca and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot No. 40®, Pike Creek® and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs, produced by its sister company, Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., based in Windsor, Ontario. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® wines. In 2016, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed for the second time among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications

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For further information: Amandine Robin, Director, Communications, Public Relations and CSR, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com, Telephone: (416) 479-2492

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