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That's the spirit! Corby listed again among Canada's Best Workplaces

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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.

SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications


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