BURLINGTON, ON – November 22, 2023 – Bunzl Canada is excited to announce that Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene has been awarded the Great Place to Work certification, recognizing employers who exceed standards of employee satisfaction compared to typical Canadian workplaces. Through making talent development, diversity and culture a top priority, Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene has successfully cultivated a vibrant workplace buzzing with opportunities for learning, supportive camaraderie, and a team-based approach to growth and success.
Great Place to Work CertificationTM showcases employers who create an outstanding employee experience and a positive, inclusive workplace culture. Certification has two steps, starting with the Trust Index™ Employee Survey that provides an in-depth analysis of the company’s culture strengths and weaknesses through candid employee feedback about the business’ work culture.
“We work hard to create a work environment where everyone feels valued and shares our commitment to delivering service excellence for our customers,” said Brock Tully, Vice President, Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene. “We’ve taken a lot of time to focus on improving what we do and how we do it to create a welcoming and supportive workplace culture, and we are thrilled that our employees’ feedback confirms we’ve been successful in doing that.”
Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene has a proven track record of supporting its employees and striving for excellence under Tully’s leadership. The company’s approach to putting its people first reflects the values of the Bunzl organization globally, particularly the belief that motivated people result in happy customers.
Great Place to Work Certification™ is an accreditation that demonstrates a company is an employer of choice while helping them become an even better workplace through the second step in the process: reporting, analysis and identification of continuous improvement opportunities. The program is aligned with Bunzl’s global investments in talent development, employee health and wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion, and sustainability programs in North America and around the world.
Bunzl Canada continues to improve its ability to create value for customers through a skilled and highly engaged workforce. A wide range of initiatives have been implemented to advance the company’s position as an employer of choice, including the launch of the company’s global employer brand through the recent release of the We Believe Canadian video. Other initiatives include a new employee communication program, the development of a bilingual employee intranet, the introduction of several new employee training programs, employee development events and more.
“The dedication, commitment, and the exceptional work our people do each and every day for our customers is what makes Bunzl successful,” said Bunzl Canada’s President, John Howlett. “So, there’s nothing more important to me then ensuring we continue the great work we’ve been doing, building a positive, inclusive workplace culture, embracing diversity, recognizing and supporting individual potential, and celebrating and rewarding success.”
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About Bunzl Canada
Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety products and industrial supplies which keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. The company brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.
About Bunzl Distribution
Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centres throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.
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Bunzl Canada Inc.
On August 17, Bunzl Canada proudly awarded its annual Bunzl Canada Scholarship – a program dedicated to promoting academic merit and fostering the pursuit of higher education of its employees’ children.
A committee of Canadian university and college representatives selected Julianna Squires as the deserving recipient of the 2023 Bunzl Canada Scholarship. Julianna is the daughter of Judy Squires, Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene’s Customer Service Manager in Toronto.
Upon receiving the award, Julianna expressed her gratitude and shared her perspective on the importance of this scholarship for her future:
“Being awarded the Bunzl Canada Scholarship is a tremendous boost as I enter into McMaster’s Life Science program,” said Julianna. “As I work towards professional school and a career in healthcare, this scholarship serves as a steppingstone, not only fostering academic excellence but also nurturing the skills and experiences necessary for my future success in making a meaningful contribution to healthcare.”
The Bunzl Canada Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship Partners Canada (SPC), which is an independent, non-profit organization that administers the scholarship on behalf of Bunzl Canada. The SPC committee evaluated eligible recipients based on academic performance, extracurricular activities or volunteer/community involvement, the quality of their reference letters.
“With the resources and opportunities this scholarship provides, I can actively engage in research, extracurricular activities, and gain a well-rounded education,” said Julianna. “This financial support paves the way for immersive learning, removing some financial barriers and allowing me to focus entirely on my studies.”
Bunzl Canada recognizes the importance of supporting the next generation of learners, especially those who are keen on making a meaningful impact in fields like healthcare.
“Thank you, Bunzl Canada, for supporting University Students and playing a part in me working towards my dreams,” Julianna added.
This fall, Julianna will begin her post-secondary journey in McMaster University’s Life Sciences program. The scholarship serves not only as a testament to her achievements, but also as an investment in a future where she is primed to make significant contributions.
On behalf of all Bunzl Canada employees, we congratulate Julianna on her accomplishments, and we look forward to seeing her grow and excel in her chosen field.