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 community involvement.
"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 diversity networks.
"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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