Drummondville, March 21, 2019 – It is with great pleasure and pride that SOPREMA announced the company was selected as a finalist in the “Employeur de l’année” (Employer of the Year) category as part of Les Mercuriades contest organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). This award honours Québec companies that have improved their work environment thanks to forward-thinking strategies and innovative practices in human resources management.
Bottom of the photo caption (from left to right): Isabelle Leclerc, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, La Coop fédérée, partner in the recognition of the finalists and Stéphanie Fontaine, Director, Strategy and Innovation at SOPREMA.
According to Richard Voyer, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of SOPREMA North America, “It is in SOPREMA’s DNA to innovate and consistently excel as a company. This nomination speaks for all the efforts we put forth as a team to aim high. We are very proud.”
Certified “Entreprise en santé Élite”, SOPREMA has implemented several initiatives to stand out as an employer of choice, such as offering free access to the gym at work and SOPREMA CrossFit Drummond for both employees and their spouses, and offering healthy meals at low cost. In addition, the employee commitment rate is at 85%. SOPREMA’s entrepreneurial culture, the horizontal hierarchy as well as the family spirit are very much appreciated within the company.
Launched in 1981 by the FCCQ, Les Mercuriades is now the most prestigious Québec business competition. Every year, it celebrates the innovation, ambition, entrepreneurship, and performance of local businesses, whether they are small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) or large companies. The winners and competition finalists are inspiring role models for the next business generation and Québec’s economic environment as a whole.
Winners will be announced on April 29, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal during a gala evening. The company won a Mercure in 2017 in the category “Contribution au développement économique et régional” (Contribution to Regional and Economic Development).