Corby Spirit and Wine recognized as a Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row!
TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For the third consecutive year, the
Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has named Corby Spirit and Wine one of the "50 Best
Workplaces in Canada." This list appeared today in a special national
report in The Globe and Mail.
"I'm thrilled with the development of our organization, and honoured
that we have earned a place on this prestigious list yet again," says
Paul Holub, Vice-President, HR. "This 'three-peat' of our ranking among
Canada's top workplaces proves that we are achieving our goal of
creating highly sustainable employee engagement. Our people are
passionate about winning, are motivated and committed to driving our
business forward, and feel truly connected with the company as a whole.
They define who we are, and are the key reason we continue to receive
recognition as one of Canada's best workplaces."
This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2014 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.
Corby's decentralized identity makes it a very unique company when
compared to many others. The business has its our own heritage, its own
culture, and its own way of working - but Corby's employees also
benefit from being part of a much larger, global organization. Corby's
affiliation with Pernod Ricard allows for a workplace with an
international mindset, while its 150-year history gives the company a
distinctly Canadian spirit.
Organizations that place a high focus on creating an inspiring work
environment tend to be more successful financially, and culturally.
This is why Corby is dedicated to building a company of leaders - where
all employees act as leaders no matter what their position, and inspire
those around them to be greater than they think they can be.
"To be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the third
time is a fantastic achievement," says Patrick O'Driscoll, President
and CEO. "These results demonstrate that our employees understand our
strategy, understand what they need to do, and are motivated to deliver
their best every day. We have an exceptional team of individuals who
work hard and play hard, and continually strive for excellence. I am
extremely proud to share this honour with our employees again this year
- it is a true testament to their enthusiasm, dedication and spirit."
This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to
Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria:
two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey
completed by a random selection of employees, along with their
open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third
of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's
culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This
offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee
perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture.
Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building
dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
About Corby: 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 Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek ® Canadian whiskies as well
as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs.
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® and Graffigna® wines. Corby
was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to
Work® Institute Canada for the last three years in a row. 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.
About the Great Place to Work® Institute: Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management
consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence
in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by
creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best
Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious
media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and
Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across
the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe
passionately that any company or organization can become a great place
to work. Our mission is to help you do it.
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SOURCE: Corby Spirit and Wine Communications
For further information:
Contact Corby Spirit and Wine
Director, Communications, Public Relations and CSR
Telephone: (416) 479-2492