For 8th Consecutive Year, Diageo Canada Recognized as a Great Place to Work®

For 8th Consecutive Year, Diageo Canada Recognized as a Great Place to Work®

Diageo ranked 3rd Best Large and Multinational Workplace and 10th Best Workplace for Women in Canada

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:30am

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TORONTO, Ont., April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Diageo Canada has been recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada for the 8th year in a row.  This year, the company moved up from #11 to earn 3rd place on the Best Large and Multinational Workplaces in Canada and moved up from 19th to earn 10th place on the list of 50 Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.

Diageo continuously seeks to build an authentic and winning culture which is grounded in the company’s values: passionate about customers and consumers, be the best, freedom to succeed, proud of what we do, and valuing each other. “Our employees know that they are making a difference every day, and they work together to make Diageo a special and unique company,” said Jakob Ripshtein, Diageo Canada President and Diageo North America Chief Financial Officer.

He continued, “My personal mission and purpose as President of Diageo Canada is to continue to cultivate and drive a culture where our employees are engaged and motivated to realize their full potential as individuals and as a team. Furthermore, this culture should continue to be one in which employees have the freedom to succeed and are able to truly understand the positive difference they can make to our communities.”

The “Best Workplaces in Canada” list 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.

This year’s list received more than 300 nominations and more than 60,000 employees participated in the 2016 “Best Workplaces in Canada” survey. 

“One important element of our culture at Diageo is our leadership in responsible drinking,” said Guy L. Smith, Executive Vice President, Diageo North America.  “Especially during Alcohol Responsibility Month this April, we encourage all adults of legal drinking age to visit our revamped site, which helps consumers make more informed choices about alcohol as part of a balanced lifestyle.  The site includes a simple to use drinks calculator to help consumers easily calculate and track the amount of alcohol they are drinking per serving.”

About Diageo
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice. Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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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.



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