April 12, 2022
Media Release from PrintAction newsletter and Pembina Valley Online News
Friesens Corporation has once again made the Top 50 list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. In fact, this is the 19th time the Altona-based book, yearbook and packaging manufacturer has snagged the recognition doled out by Deloitte, which has been running the program for 29 years.
In addition, because it has recieved the award more than 7 years in a row, Friesens has requalified and maintained its exclusive Platinum Club status.
In a news release, Deloitte outlined many of the similarities and connections between Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
A statement from Friesens noted these values and practices are consistent with its core values, as well as its ever-evolving corporate business plan. The company drew attention to the connections it says are in common with those outlined by Deloitte.
- “Over the past year, these companies displayed a forging-forward mentality that enabled them to weather challenges and explore new avenues for advancement.”
- “This year’s Best Managed winners embraced a people-first mentality, ensuring their employees feel valued and empowered and enabling them to cultivate important capabilities to make valuable contributions and help further their organization’s core purpose.”
- “Another connection between Canada’s Best Managed Companies is their continued attention to employee wellbeing, with policies and practices ranging from increased benefits and flexible work options to opportunities for professional development and growth.”
- “These companies promote clear and consistent communication throughout their organizations, fostering inclusive, collaborative workplaces where employees’ contributions are recognized and rewarded through holistic compensation systems.”
- “Canada’s Best Managed Companies are also demonstrating a renewed focus on customer and community relationships, with many of this year’s winners
- “Taking active strides to integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations into their strategic planning and decision-making.”
“These are values and practices that Friesens has increasingly advocated and incorporated to the benefit of their employee-owners, customers and community,” said a company release.