Awards & Recognition
Winning ways in 2011
Walmart Canada is honoured to be recognized by our peers for outstanding accomplishments across the spectrum of our business. In 2011 we are particularly proud to have won awards in categories including environmental achievements, merchandising excellence, and corporate culture. This diversity of honours reflects our vision to achieve true excellence in everything we do as an organization.
|Best Employers Awards for 50-Plus Canadians||Workplace Institute||Another repeat winner of the Best Employer Award for 50-plus Canadians. Walmart’s Progressive Retirement Services initiative offers flexible work options to meet both employee personal needs and the company’s business needs. They also have exceptional hiring and recognition programs and a workplace culture that supports diversity.|
|International Sustainability Excellence Award||Walmart International||The Distribution Centre logistics team is recognized for building the Balzac fresh food distribution centre in Balzac, Alberta one of North America’s most sustainable DCs.|
|Food Logistics Golden Pallet Award in the large distribution centre category||Food Logistics||The Golden Pallet Awards, sponsored by Food Logistics, are the first food industry awards to recognize excellence in warehousing. Awarded to the Balzac DC.|
|Globe Corporate Award for Environmental Excellence||Globe Foundation||The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence recognizes a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship, whose commitment to environmental excellence has contributed to economic competitiveness in Canada.|
|Excellence in Retailing: In-store retail merchandising||Retail Council of Canada||
The company received the award for its 'Fashion by George: Walmart Apparel's Extreme Makeover' project. The project involved retrofitting more than 300 stores across the country to give shoppers an exclusive "store-within-a-store" experience, and retiring a number of Walmart Canada private label brands (i.e., B.U.M., Penman's and 725), to create one umbrella brand.
|Commitment to Care & Service Award for Green Leadership||Pharmacy Practice and Drugstore Canada||The company received the award for introducing the Ecolo-Vial.|
|Platinum winner - 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures||Waterstone Human Capital Inc.||Walmart Canada achieved platinum level status for the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program.|
|Breakaway Leader Award||CIO Executive Summit||Awarded to Gale Blank. The award, now in its fourth year, recognizes CIOs and senior IT executives whose leadership elevates their people, partners and business. Nominations for the award were gathered from peers within the Global CIO community. A distinguished panel of judges presided over the deliberation of the semi-finalists with final recipients selected through a combined vote. The summit, hosted by the global leadership network Evanta, is widely recognized as the most significant awards program for CIOs.|