Monday, March 15, 2010

Campell Soup Recognized As Leader In Employee Engagement By Gallup Organization

Campbell Soup Company Receives the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2010

CAMDEN, N.J., Mar 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Campbell Soup Company (CPB 34.49, -0.21, -0.61%) today announced that it has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for 2010. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Campbell has received the award.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted. A panel of workplace experts evaluated the award-winning organizations. Campbell is among the winners because its results demonstrate one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

"The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people," said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup's Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. "When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people. They go far beyond trivial perks to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company's mission and growth."

Engagement is a key part of Campbell's corporate strategy. Accountability is stressed to all employees through a number of practices that support engagement at all levels of the organization, including recognition programs, business resource affinity networks and opportunities for community involvement.

"Campbell's philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that we must first win in the workplace to win in the marketplace. We recognize that an engaged workforce directly correlates to creating shareowner value," said Nancy Reardon, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer. "Our strong commitment to engagement starts at the top and extends throughout the company. We are very proud of this award from Gallup, as it recognizes our continued progress in building an extraordinary workplace and company. While Campbell is acknowledged as a leader in employee engagement because of high engagement scores, it's the everyday actions that truly build an extraordinary workplace."

Campbell will receive the award at the Gallup Summit on April 27-29, 2010. During the Summit, Campbell and other Great Workplace Award winners will present the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's," and "V8." For more information on the company, visit Campbell's website at

About the Gallup Great Workplace Award

The award's weight and design equal the merit of the winners' accomplishments. To create the award, Gallup designers collaborated with R.S. Owens & Company, the company that produces many of the world's most prestigious awards, including the Academy Award. The award consists of two components: The top design features 12 etched crystal planes, layered to convey the kinetic energy of an engaged workforce. The crystal sits atop a concave-shaped pedestal base composed of polished silver-plated legs and a satin-finish front display. The combination of these parts results in a piece that evokes the nature of engagement

SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company

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