Corby recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for the sixth consecutive year

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Corby recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for the sixth consecutive year

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TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - That's the spirit! Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. has once again proven that it provides a truly outstanding working environment for its employees. For the sixth year running, Corby has been recognized as one of Canada's top workplaces by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The full list of Canada's 50 Best Workplaces was released today in a special report in The Globe and Mail.

"We are incredibly honoured to be selected as one of Canada's top workplaces once again," says Patrick O'Driscoll, Corby's President and CEO. "We recognize that offering a great working environment to our employees is absolutely vital – not only to their engagement levels, but also to achieving our overall business goals. This prestigious award is concrete evidence that our employees feel happy and proud to work at Corby."

Anonymous ratings from employees play a significant role in each company's ranking on the list. Results from the Great Place to Work survey conducted at Corby point to 5 key areas where the company excels: rewards & recognition, physical environment & resources, management competence & integrity, fun & cooperation, and learning & development.

Corby is committed to providing a working environment with opportunities and resources that enable employees to reach their full potential. Throughout the year, employees enjoy great perks like exclusive wine and spirits tastings, flexible working hours and half-day Fridays during the summer. Some highlights 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!
  • National Conference: a bi-annual conference where employees join together for further insight into the business. Last year, employees across Canada gathered in Windsor, Ontario, where they were treated to the full Canadian whisky experience at Hiram Walker & Sons distillery, where Corby's owned spirits brands are made.
  • #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 on one of the most celebrated nights of the year.

"Receiving this distinguished title once again is exciting, but it doesn't mean our job here is done," says Paul Holub, VP of Human Resources. "To continue our growth and success, we need to keep measuring results, listening to feedback, and reacting to our employees' needs. We are committed to building a culture where empathy, creativity, boldness, and collaboration are demonstrated throughout the company."

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 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, McGuinness® liqueurs, and the recently acquired Ungava® gin. 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® and The Glenlivet® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. In 2017, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the sixth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers for the third time. 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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