Shepell-fgi Wins Prestigious Award for Project Management

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Shepell-fgi is pleased to announce it has been
awarded the Canadian Project Excellence ("CPEX") award in Leadership
Excellence. The Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership and
sponsorship that results in improved project results and enhanced
organizational productivity. Shepell-fgi's Continuous Improvement Initiative
won the award because it positively and radically changes the mind-set of all
employees, from the frontline to senior leadership.
    "Continuous improvement starts with employees, a simple idea or
suggestion, and together we create a culture of continuous improvement - one
in which quality is everyone's job, every day in everything we do," said Rod
Phillips, President and CEO. "The project's objectives stretch across the
entire organization, recognizing the expansiveness and importance of all
    This award strengthens Shepell-fgi's position as a world-class leader in
health and productivity solutions. "The Continuous Improvement Initiative is
built on a foundation of cross-disciplinary collaboration," said Rita Fridella
Senior Vice President of Operations. "By acting in cross-disciplinary groups
the organization is better able to picture how work affects the work of
colleagues and the experiences of our customers and clients. Working together
and sharing the expertise of people in different areas of the business leads
to fresh ideas that couldn't occur within single units."
    Eric Acker, Chief Operating Officer added, "We are pleased to be
recognized by CPEX as a project visionary within the Project Management
industry. Our team has worked very hard to build and implement this successful

    About Shepell-fgi
    Shepell-fgi is Canada's leading provider of workplace health and
productivity services, including prevention-focused Employee Assistance
Programs, Health and Disability Management, Organizational Health and Global
Services. The company services over six million employees and their families
across Canada, the United States and internationally. Shepell-fgi helps
organizations maintain healthy employees and healthy workplaces. For more
information please visit

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For further information: Stephanie Baumann, Senior Manager, Marketing
Communications, Shepell-fgi, Phone: (416) 355-5609, Email:

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