3M Canada named one of Canada's Best Workplaces

Recognized for High Potential Projects, FlexAbility Work Arrangements, and Women's Leadership Forum

LONDON, ON, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - 3M Canada is being recognized as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Canada. The list and related stories will appear in a special national report on Friday April 22, 2016 in The Globe and Mail.

3M is known for developing leaders, empowering teams that create and innovate, and inspiring all people to be their best. At 3M Canada, these values are brought to life through programs such as:

  • Coffee Talks with senior leaders that offer unscripted and meaningful discussions in a casual setting
  • High Potential Action Learning Projects comprised of three day workshops to encourage collaboration and identify trends that present key opportunities for the organization
  • Rewarding Volunteerism by honouring 10 outstanding employee or retiree volunteers in their communities
  • FlexAbility to encourage informal flexible work arrangements that maximize professional and personal productivity by considering where, when and how work gets done
  • Women's Leadership Forum to accelerate the inclusion and advancement of women globally and to reflect customers and markets as well as to grow the business

"Being named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada is particularly rewarding because the recognition is heavily weighted by how our employees judge their experience working at 3M," said Paul Madden, President and General Manager, 3M Canada. "A career at 3M will be challenging, and we provide excellent opportunities to develop, progress, and be rewarded."

The recognition reflects 3M Canada's focus on developing employees, empowering and rewarding them when they demonstrate 3M values, ethics and leadership behaviours. The science-based company is already recognized as a leader in cultivating internal talent, and believes that preparing leaders to thrive in a changing world and focus on customer needs and market opportunities will achieve sustainable and successful business results.

"Offering our employees opportunities to get involved, work in teams and committees, and apply their passion to a project is just part of what makes 3M Canada deserving of this award," said Lisa Citton-Battel, Director of Human Resources, 3M Canada. "Our people are ultimately what make us successful, and I'm thrilled that their feedback in this survey validates our intentions."

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 year's list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2016 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey. 

The full list of the 2016 Best Workplaces can be found here:

Learn more about working at 3M Canada here:

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.ca or on Twitter @3M_Canada.

SOURCE 3M Canada Inc.

For further information: 3M Canada: Liisa Sheldrick, 519-282-1457, lmsheldrick@mmm.com; Hill+Knowlton Strateiges: Genna Schnurbach, 416-413-4742, genna.schnurbach@hkstrategies.ca

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