March 28, 2017
Diversity Inclusion is a priority at Agrium, and this award is an external validation of our commitment to creating workplaces where all employees can feel valued and respected.
Agrium is a highly diversified company – both operationally and geographically – so it makes good business sense for the company’s workforce to be as diverse and inclusive as possible.
“As a retailer, you want to be able to present a clear benefit to your clients, wherever they reside globally,” says Mike Webb, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “So having employees who can relate to cultures around the world and see business challenges through their eyes is what will ultimately make you successful.”
One of the ways we support Diversity Inclusion is by empowering our workforce through Employee Resource Groups. Agrium’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) and Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) continue to provide development and networking opportunities – building a dynamic, multi-generational workforce that supports our inclusive culture.
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers Award recognizes the work of Agrium’s Diversity Inclusion Council to foster a culture that embraces all forms of diversity across the organization (age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, disabilities, education, and personal experiences – just to name a few).
Brent Smith, Vice President, Proprietary Technologies & Innovation and Chair of Agrium’s Diversity Inclusion Council, is proud of the company’s consistent efforts in this area.
"This award recognizes that we’re a workplace that respects the unique qualities of all our employees and allows them to share their experience, knowledge and abilities. This translates to success for our employees and for Agrium,” he says.
Winners of Canada's Best Diversity Employers Award were selected from companies that applied to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017.
Agrium was also named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2017 for the 13th consecutive year earlier this month. We thank Mediacorp Canada Inc. for recognizing our efforts to be a great employer, and we share these accolades with our employees – who are the underlying key to all of our success.