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GMA Recognized as Winner of When Work Works Award

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Roger Lowe

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association has been selected by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a 2016 winner of the When Work Works Award.

“Being selected as a recipient of this award means that GMA ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO. “GMA’s employees are our most important resource and bring extraordinary value to our organization and our members. This award is an illustration of our dedication to creating a healthy and effective workplace for them.”

GMA was one of seven organizations in Washington D.C. and 351 overall to receive the award.  

The When Work Works Award honors organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six areas linked with positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.

“These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI in announcing the awards. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”


The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leadingfood, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry has facilities in 30,000 communities, generates $1 trillion in sales annually, contributes $415 billion in added value to the economy every year and is the single largest U.S. manufacturing industry with 1.7 million manufacturing workers.  Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empower people with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit