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Griffith Foods Ltd.
Griffith Foods employees hosting a pancake breakfast at the Wexford Residence nursing home in Toronto

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 hosting a burger charity event

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 (2017)

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

  • 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 that includes banning the use of disposable water bottles onsite (saving approximately 7,000 bottles annually)
  • Griffith Foods published its first "Sustainability - Our Journey" report in 2015, outlining the company's ongoing commitments and achievements for all employees to see
  • Griffith Foods sources raw materials and food ingredients from around the world and has made sustainable sourcing a priority -- the company only uses 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 Griffith products and the company increased its Ontario flour purchases by 50 percent
Griffith Foods employees during a spring cleaning event

Highlights

Industry Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 334
Employee green team Griffith Canada Sustainability Committee (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
Green highlights Sustainability Awareness Week, Green Planet (online newsletter)
Extended recycling boasts a 100 percent waste diversion rate at it's Scarborough (Toronto) facility
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Some of the green community initiatives Running Free Re-use Shoe Program
Other location LEED Platinum
Building footprint includes lighting upgrades leading to a 43 percent energy reduction

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 Sales and Marketing employees at a team building event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Spice and Extract Manufacturing
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 250 to 500
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Research & Development Technician, Quality Technician
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits 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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