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Perdue Receives Corporate Culture Award

Perdue Farms has garnered a 2016 Corporate Culture Award from Baltimore SmartCEO for fostering a “creative collaborative workplace culture that has helped enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.” The Salisbury, Md.-based poultry and pork processor was one of 50 companies that received the award at the annual Corporate Culture Awards event in Baltimore. All winners are featured in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine.

“The 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of Baltimore-based media company SmartCEO, which also has locations in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. “It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages, but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world.”

“As a major employer in Maryland and across the country, we take tremendous pride in our people and our culture. In fact, we have a people-first philosophy that has guided our company culture for nearly a century,” noted Chairman Jim Perdue. “We’re pleased that SmartCEO chose to recognize Perdue for a company culture that our people work so hard to uphold every day.” 

Perdue’s corporate culture is guided by its values of quality, integrity, teamwork and stewardship, and a commitment to a people-first philosophy. Associates have access to all levels of management to resolve a conflict or misunderstanding through the company’s long-standing Open Door Policy, and the company’s safety programs have made its workplace one of the safest in the manufacturing sector.

Further, employees can visit convenient, affordable on-site wellness centers staffed by health care providers from the community, and a voluntary Health Improvement Program helps associates adopt healthy lifestyles and targets major preventable diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

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