Cintas Ranked Fourth Best Employer in Canada
High Rankings in "Report on Business Magazine" Attributed to Company's Culture
CINCINNATI, December 30, 2003 - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) ranked number four among the best employers in Canada according to the latest edition of Report on Business Magazine, a monthly publication in Canada's Globe and Mail news. In a study designed to identify the country's 50 best companies to work for, Report on Business commissioned Hewitt Associates to survey leading businesses from all over Canada. Hundreds of Cintas employees from British Columbia to Quebec participated in the research.
Cintas scored high in a number of key areas that impact corporate climate, the factors that influence how people feel about their workplace. Management support, career opportunities, employee recognition, availability of workplace resources, and best work/life balance were all categories in which the company received a top five national ranking. "The leadership and employees of Cintas Canada should take great pride in this achievement," said Lass Turnbull, Editor of Report on Business Magazine.
"Our company culture attracts people who value a great work environment for everyone across all job categories," said Cintas CEO, Scott Farmer. "The cultural values that earned Cintas this recognition are alive and at all of our operations across North America. We are very proud of that," he added. Cintas employs 1,340 people at 21 locations throughout Canada.
In order to participate in the study, companies must have operated in Canada for at least three years with a minimum of 300 fulltime employees. Both employees and managers were surveyed by Hewitt Associates. Employee surveys were used to determine the rankings, and management surveys were used to help analyze the results. Rounding out the top five were: (1) BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. (2) Flight Central North America (3) Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (4) Cintas Canada (5) Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. For more information about the survey, visit www.hewitt.com/bestemployerscanada.
Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America . The company designs, manufactures, and implements corporate identity uniform programs, provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and first aid and safety products to over 500,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The company, which has achieved 34 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date, was named one of the top outsourcing services providers in Fortune Magazine's 2003 " America 's Most Admired Companies" survey.