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Griffith Foods Ltd.
Griffith Foods employees took part in A&W's 'Cruising to End MS' event, with one dollar from every burger sold donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Griffith Foods Ltd. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Griffith Foods provides maternity leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 100% of salary for up to 6 weeks) and offers flexible work arrangements to help them transition to their new role as parents
  • Griffith Foods invests in ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for courses both related and unrelated to an employee's current role (up to $2,500) and also manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees interested in pursuing post-secondary studies (up to $3,500 per child per year)
  • Griffith Foods recognizes exceptional performance and achievement through individual and peer-nominated awards such as the "Fresh Ideas Awards", for employee innovation and suggestions for improvement
Griffith Foods employees volunteering at a local food bank

Highlights

Industry Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1919
Parent company Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Inc.
Parent company head office Alsip, IL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 334
Part-time employees in Canada 29
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Griffith Foods Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Working with waste disposal company U-Pak Disposals Limited, Griffith Foods' aggressive waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs achieved a 100 percent waste diversion from landfill rate in 2014 -- the successful program is an ongoing initiative
  • Griffith Foods is a strong advocate for sustainable business practices and introduced an evaluation process to help its suppliers assess their own sustainability initiatives -- the evaluation process includes a formal questionnaire on supplier programs to reduce waste, energy and resources as well as initiatives to address the environmental impacts of their own operations -- results from the questionnaire factor into Griffith's future purchasing decisions
  • Griffith Foods sources over 1,500 raw materials and food ingredients from around the world and has made sustainable sourcing a company priority -- the company uses only sustainably sourced palm oil and works with the Grain Farmers of Ontario Innovation Fund to source flour locally -- flour is a primary raw material used in the Griffith products and the company has increased its Ontario flour purchases by 50 percent
Griffith Foods recently provided all of its employees with re-usable water bottles to use at work

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 341
Employee green team Griffith Canada Sustainability Committee (which is comprised of two teams: the Cultural Team to address cultural changes and the Core Team to address technical issues )
Senior executive who oversees initiatives General Manager
Formal strategy/policy name "Sustainability - Our Journey" includes the Griffith Laboratories Sustainability Pledge and the Continuous Energy Improvement Policy
Unique green initiatives Sustainability Awareness Day (partnered with Toronto Hydro and Enbridge gas to host information sessions), Earth Day (waste collection, from used running shoes to old batteries), Green Planet (online newsletter)
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Strategic Energy Group
Other location LEED Platinum

The Career Directory

Griffith Foods Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Griffith Foods employees on the company's Canadian research and development team

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Parent company Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Inc.
Parent company head office Alsip, IL, USA
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 341
Part-time employees in Canada 18
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Research & Development Technician
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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