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3M CANADA AMONG CANADA’S TOP EMPLOYERS


London ON (October 21 2013) – Today, 3M Canada (3M) has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This national honour identifies employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. This is the second year in a row that 3M Canada has received this prestigious award.

The award recognizes 3M Canada’s efforts to engage employees – known as 3Mers – in a productive and supportive company culture, to inspire their ongoing learning and continued development, and to support the communities in which the company operates across Canada.

“At 3M Canada, we are proud to be recognized as a Top 100 Employer for 2014,” says Paul Madden, President and General Manager, 3M Canada. “Our employees are the lifeblood of our company. 3Mers are experts at solving problems and serving our customers, and we know providing a great place for them to work and keeping them engaged ensures the continued success of 3M Canada.”

“Culture is important, and culture starts with people,” says Janette Batten, Director, Human Resources, 3M Canada. “3M Canada’s leadership has worked hand-in-hand with employees to develop the supportive, positive and fun culture that this award acknowledges.”

Some of the initiatives that helped 3M Canada earn its place on Canada’s Top 100 Employers list include:

  • 3M Gives: Corporate social responsibility is embedded into 3M’s culture. 3M Canada supports social innovators and non-profit organizations that make great strides in Canadians’ health, the environment, and education. 3M Canada also supports volunteers, and encourages 3Mers to get active in their communities.
  • Family Friendly: 3M supports a family friendly corporate culture through flexible working hours, hiring 3Mers’ post secondary school-aged children as summer students, offering scholarships for 3Mers’ children, and a 3M stock draw for the 3M babies born in each year.
  • Committed to Ethical Business Conduct: 3M’s values are the basis of employees’ business conduct, including acting with uncompromised honesty and integrity. For more information about 3M’s commitment to legal and ethical business conduct, visit www.3M.com/BusinessConduct.
  • Dedicated to Sustainability: Sustainability is fundamental to 3M’s business philosophy – from product development and manufacturing to how customers use the company’s products. For more information about 3M’s commitment to sustainability, visit www.3M.com/Sustainability.
  • Employee Committees and Teams: Company subsidized social committees like the 3M Club and the 3M Multicultural Club have operated for more than 40 years, engaging 3Mers in activities like The Amazing Race, an annual team-based obstacle course held at the company’s own Anniversary Park, drawing participation from new 3Mers and executives, alike. What's more, 3Mers enjoy intramural sports teams like volleyball, baseball, hockey, and soccer all year round.
  • In addition to the above, 3M offers employees competitive health benefits, pension plan, and registered savings plans. Also, employees are supported in furthering their career growth and development through annual reviews, training and development plans and opportunities for all employees, leadership development for high potential employees and emerging leaders, and more. The cross-functional environment 3M offers provides employees with diverse and varied career paths, in the areas of research and development, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales, and more. The newly-renovated head office also provides a creative workspace, with writeable walls, a café and fireplace lounge and a rooftop patio.

    The application process includes a detailed review of operations and human resources practices. Candidates are graded in eight key areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work and social atmosphere; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.

    For more information about 3M Canada, visit www.3M.ca

    About 3M Canada

    3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing, capturing the spark of new ideas and transforming them into thousands of ingenious solutions for industries that are important to Canadians. The culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that makes life better. With $30 billion in sales globally, 3M employs about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2013, 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where about half of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Other locations include Calgary, Alberta; Milton, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and, Morden, Manitoba. For more information, visit www.3M.ca or follow @3MCanadaCares on Twitter.

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