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Environics Communications #4 on List of Best Workplaces in Canada

TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Environics Communications has placed fourth on the annual list of Canada's 50 Best Workplaces, ranked #11 as Best Workplace for Women and named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for fairness. Generated by the Great Place to Work® Institute, this list, and related stories, will appear in a special national report in today's issue of The Globe and Mail.

"We're honoured to be recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute in Canada as the top marketing communications firm in their listing," says Bruce MacLellan, president and CEO of Environics Communications. "Our culture is a combination of factors such as respect, trust, collaboration and innovation, and it drives creative work and great results for our clients.  Our independent agency status enables a strong concentration on our people and to each other, and that fuels our success."

Notable programs at Environics include annual profit-sharing for all employees, company-paid trips on key anniversary dates, an annual company retreat, generous professional development funding, a wellness program that includes an onsite consultant plus individual counseling, daycare access with reputed organizations such as Kids & Co., and a friendly, relaxed culture.

This list of "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.  The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year's list received over 300 nominations and over 60,000 employees participated in the 2014 "Best Workplaces in Canada" survey.

About Environics Communications
Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in Canada and the United States  and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics Communications Inc. (EnvironicsPR.com) is a full-service, management-owned public relations and public affairs agency focusing primarily on the association/nonprofit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors.  The firm has won more than 215 awards for client work. Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and in June 2008 became the first North American communications agency to be carbon neutral.  The firm has offices in Washington D.C., Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About the Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. Our mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. We are best-known for our global Best Workplaces Programme, which we produce in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the programme is the world's largest of its kind. We believe passionately that any company or organization can become a great place to work. Our mission is to help you do it.


SOURCE Environics Communications, Inc.

Image with caption: "Environics Communications celebrates their most recent company retreat at Niagara-on-the-Lake. (Photo Credit: Paul and Chris Bennett) (CNW Group/Environics Communications, Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140417_C9918_PHOTO_EN_39413.jpg

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