CANADA – Giraffe Foods, a subsidiary of German major producer of flavours and fragrances Symrise, has been recognized as one of the Great Places to Work in Canada in 2023.  

Giraffe Foods is an industry leader in developing custom flavors, including private label sauce manufacturing, for industrial, retail, foodservice, and bakery applications. 

The company received recognition as the only one out of 25 companies in the nation, reaffirming its commitment to fostering a positive and fulfilling work environment for its employees. 

 The Great Place to Work annual list identifies exceptional workplaces across various industries in Canada, based on employee feedback and company culture assessment. 

The recognition underscores Giraffe Foods’ strong dedication to creating a workplace that promotes collaboration, inclusivity, and professional growth. 

 “We feel thrilled and humbled by the recognition as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing,” said Jim Ellis, General Manager of Giraffe Foods.  

“At Giraffe, our success is rooted in our people. This recognition gives a testament to their hard work, talent, and commitment. We strive to foster an environment where our employees feel valued, motivated, and empowered to achieve their full potential.” 

Giraffe Foods says it places a strong emphasis on fostering a positive corporate culture that promotes work-life balance, career development, and employee well-being.  

The company’s leadership team dedicates itself to maintaining an open-door policy, encouraging transparent communication, and empowering employees to contribute their ideas and insights. 

Its commitment to employee satisfaction extends beyond the workplace and includes comprehensive benefits packages and various employee programs that promote health and wellness. 

 These initiatives include fitness programs, mental health support, and social activities that promote team bonding and a sense of community. 

Earlier, Symrise announced that its business in Brazil has been certified internationally as B Corporation, becoming the first producer of Scent & Care as well as Food & Beverage in Brazil to do so. 

The company got evaluated in the categories: Environment, People, Community, Workers, and Governance and was required to provide evidence analysis on practices, policies, facts and figures. 

The company also reported that its pet food ingredients brand was being rebranded into Nuvin in line with the strategy to accelerate toward driving more growth, vitality, and sustainability. 

The rebranding includes plans to expand growth and advance sustainability for the complete offering of egg, chicken, hydrolyzed proteins, and health solutions.

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