Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Nov 7, 2017
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KEURIG CANADA AMONGST TOP EMPLOYERS IN CANADA

The Montreal-based coffee company offers employees unique perks, in addition to great coffee

MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - After being named one of Montreal's Top Employer last year, Keurig Canada Inc. (Keurig) has now joined the ranks of Canada's top 100 employers. The yearly ranking is based on a national competition that determines which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. While offering iconic brands recognized and loved across the country such as Van Houtte and Timothy's, as well as popular partner brands like Starbucks, Folgers, Laura Secord and more, Keurig focuses on constantly innovating with products and services. Keurig applies the same mindset for its team of passionate employees. For Keurig, that means offering employees career development opportunities through cross functional assignments. As a company founded on forward thinking and sustainability, Keurig also empowers employees to get involved and create positive change in their communities.

"We're extremely proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. It is a true testimonial of what Keurig has to offer as an employer, and as a workplace," says Stéphane Glorieux, president of Keurig Canada, who is himself invested in every part of the business. "We need to be innovative and engaged with our colleagues if we want to collectively create the best experience for our consumers. We have strong values, and we're very in tune to make sure our employees can make a difference. From innovations like our new recyclable K-Cup® pods to community engagement, we create a space where our employees can thrive and be proud of what they do."

In addition to a collaborative work set-up and great free coffee, Keurig offers unique programs and opportunities to employees, like the new Caffeine program, which involves formal rotations through different roles over a three-year period. Opportunities also arise in a more informal way. As employee Jason Rakovitis, Senior Manager, Partners, explains: "Keurig seems to always find a way to offer me new career opportunities to support my growth. Since I joined the company, I have had great mentors and now have the chance to be in a managerial role."

Keurig wants to brew a better world and the strongest way to be a leader in sustainable development and to reduce its environmental footprint is with initiatives infusing the workforce. Keurig donates to registered charities where their employees volunteer their time and also matches employee donations to charitable organizations to truly support the local communities. Employee programs also include Origin Trips, which give Keurig employees the opportunity to visit coffee farms abroad and meet with coffee producers who are the very source of their work. On the sustainability side, Keurig's CAFE program (Community Action For Employees) enables employees to volunteer up to 52 hours each year during their work time. To find out more about Keurig's story, visit http://www.canadastop100.com/2018/keurig-canada/.

Keurig is always looking for individuals who value innovation and ambition, and who like challenges. Reaching and staying in the Top 100 requires collaboration and a passion to innovate. It's definitively more than just a cup of coffee. For more information on employment opportunities, visit http://corp.keurig.ca/en-CA/JobSeekers/Overview.aspx.

About Keurig Canada Inc.
Keurig Canada, Inc. (Keurig Canada) is the Canadian business unit of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig). The company is reimagining how beverages can be created, personalized, and enjoyed, fresh-made in homes and workplaces. We are a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the beverage experience through the power of innovative technology and strategic brand partnerships. With an expanding family of more than 35 beloved brands and 180 beverage varieties, our Keurig® coffee maker delivers great taste, convenience, and choice at the push of a button. As a company founded on social responsibility, we are committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world.

The company's Canadian principle office, coffee roasting and beverage packaging plants are located in Montréal, Québec. Also located in Québec are Keurig Canada's subsidiaries, VKI Technologies Inc., and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. who together offer innovative beverage service options to away from home customers from branches in more than 30 cities across Canada. Keurig is a private business owned by an investment group led by JAB Holding Co. For more information visit: http://corp.keurig.ca. To purchase Keurig products visit: www.keurig.ca.

SOURCE Keurig Canada

For further information: Cynthia Shanks, Director, Communications & Sustainability, Keurig Canada, cynthia.shanks@keurig.com, 514 789 4535