Nourishing Our Employees // Engagement & Recognition
Campbell celebrates the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments of our employees throughout the year through several formal and informal recognition programs:
The Extraordinary Performance Awards (EPAs) is our premier annual recognition event. Each year, more than 40 awards are presented to teams and individuals whose outstanding achievements support Campbell's success model, mission, and seven core strategies. As part of the ceremony, two special awards are granted:
Ambassador of Excellence Award recognizes individual(s) among Campbell's administrative assistants who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional excellence.
Dr. John T. Dorrance Award recognizes outstanding business results and breakthrough thinking. This award, established in 1994, is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon a business team and honors exemplary performance in the marketplace.
Based on employee surveys, the EPAs are highly motivational for winners and attendees alike. Following the ceremony, employees attend a reception featuring Campbell products.
Though the signature event is held in Camden, New Jersey, employees come from all parts of the world to be recognized and to congratulate their fellow colleagues. And, new in FY2009, an international version of the EPAs was held in Australia with 17 teams being recognized.
- You Make a Difference (MAD) Awards make recognizing a co-worker easy. The awards — quick and personal in nature — are designed to recognize someone for achievements that go beyond day-to-day job requirements. Any employee can nominate another employee. Approximately 10,000 MAD awards have been presented since FY2007.
- Influence With Honor Awards recognize three or four top leaders each year during Campbell's Global Leadership Meeting. These are people who exemplify our leadership model and are personally selected by our CEO for their character, competence, and teamwork.
Recognizing Our Achievements
TEAM OF THE YEAR: Team Kroger, led by team leader Gerald Hulett (front, holding the award), was named Team of the Year at the National Sales Meeting's Merit Awards ceremony.
Other forms of recognition are also presented within our different business units and locations, including Pepperidge Farm, Campbell Canada, and North America Foodservice. For example, Merit Awards are presented to Campbell Sales Company employees for their accomplishments in winning in the marketplace and in the workplace, and for demonstrating leadership, commitment, teamwork, tenacity, and agility. In addition to individual contributors, one sales team is also recognized as “Team of the Year” for its collective effort.