Nature's Path Foods, Inc.
Nature's Path employees attended the annual Eat Well, Do Good 'foodraising' event   (Photo credit: Kim B.)

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Nature's Path Foods, Inc. was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • Nature's Path actively supports a number of charitable organizations each year and encourages employee involvement through a paid day off to volunteer and matching employee donations (to a maximum of $2,000 per year) -- additionally, the company recognizes employees who donate their time through a Community Champion Award, donating $100 to a charity of their choice
  • Nature's Path hosts an annual health and wellness week, featuring yoga classes, holistic nutritionists and biometric screenings -- and offers a "Get Fit" subsidy of $500 which can be used for related fitness activities as well as the purchase of home fitness equipment
  • Nature's Path lets everyone share in the company's success with profit-sharing and offers referral bonuses for employees who help recruit candidates from their personal networks (up to $1,000)
Ratana Stephens, co-founder of Nature's Path  

Highlights

Industry Food manufacturing
Established in Canada 1985
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC
Full-time employees in Canada 193
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 36 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response increased food production and its annual donation commitment from $1-million to $2.5-million worth of food during the past year, donated over 80,000 pounds of food to food banks and local charities between March and June last year, offered a Heroic Premium Bonus for employees working on the front-line

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Nature's Path Foods, Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Nature's Path partners with a number of organic farms in Canada and the United States, helping to ensure that over 48,000 hectares of farmland remain under organic stewardship -- this translates into ongoing support for cleaner water, healthier soil, less risk of exposure to farmers and their families to toxic chemicals, along with supporting abundant, bird, bee and butterfly populations
  • Head office employees at Nature's Path maintain a large organic staff garden, which features composting bins and complements the company's ambitious waste management program with a targeted 90 per cent waste diversion rate -- the head office also includes a multi-stream recycling station, which captures everything from organics to styrofoam to batteries
  • Nature's Path longstanding "Envirobox" program is part of the company's focus on reducing waste and adverse impacts wherever possible -- the program has reduced overall packaging by 66 per cent on average (when compared to boxed cereal products) and has ensured that all packaging is made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified 100 per cent recycled paperboard and corrugated cardboard using vegetable-based inks
Staff members attended one of Nature's Path's Eat Well, Do Good events  

Highlights

Industry Food manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC
Full-time employees in Canada 193
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President, Mission and Strategy
Formal strategy/policy name Declaration of Sustainability
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights mandatory sustainability training for all new employees, EcoPac program (offers customers the same products but with 66% less packaging), supports the "How2Recycle" labelling system to help educate consumers, the "Bite4Bite" Love Crunch program, and the Eat Well Do Good employee volunteer program (in support of local food banks), first Canadian organization to join Loop (a global circular shopping platform for reusable, refillable product packaging), Envirobox program (reduced size of cereal box packaging by 10%, use of vegetable-based inks for printing and made from 100% recycled paperboard)
Noteworthy initiatives partners with a number of organic farms in Canada and the United States, helping to ensure that over 48,000 hectares of farmland remain under organic stewardship
Building footprint includes electric vehicle charging stations, onsite organic garden constructed and maintained by employees, LED lighting, extensive recycling program, water conservation
Extended recycling no waste bins at employee desks, offers an 11-stream recycling station, which includes organics, soft plastics, e-waste, styrofoam, chopsticks, pens and batteries (all 3 manufacturing plants are certified as zero-waste facilities by a third party, and all locations aim for waste diversion rates of at least 90%)
Commuter amenities EV parking includes charger converter to charge all types of electric vehicles, Bike to Work Week, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships numerous organic industry associations (domestic and international), Climate Smart (work with company to manage greenhouse gas footprint reporting, monitoring and reporting), energy calculator and energy offsets), EnviroKidz line of products (supports "1% for the Planet" with 1% of sales donated to environmental education and related initiatives around the world) has so far raised over $4-million to support a number of organizations such as the David Suzuki Foundation, Wild Earth Allies (Cambodia), Amazon Conservation Team (Colombia), and sea turtles (Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador), to name only a few

The Career Directory

Nature's Path Foods, Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Nature's Path employees posing with healthy products

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Food manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 101 to 250
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Clerk, Research & Development Assistant, Human Resources Coordinator, Supply Chain Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator
Starting salary $40K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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