PHOENIX – Schreiber Foods Inc., received the International Dairy Food Association’s IDFA Workplace of the Year award Wednesday at Dairy Forum.
The award, co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Processing, is given to an IDFA member company that has created policies to promote a positive workplace experience for employees. Award recipients demonstrate efforts to support women and minorities, create cultures of inclusiveness and respect, support professional development, and establish paid parental leave, flexible work hours, and gender pay equality, among other criteria.
“IDFA is proud to partner with Dairy Processing magazine to award the first annual Workplace of the Year award to Schreiber Foods of Green Bay, Wis.,” said Michael Dykes, president and chief executive officer, IDFA. “The Workplace of the Year award recognizes IDFA member companies committed to putting people at the center of their businesses by providing policies that support family well-being, and creating workplace environments that are safe, equitable and inclusive of all people. It is truly gratifying to have so many worthy applicants for the first annual award, demonstrating how companies across US dairy are focused on building better workplaces for all people, but none more deserving than Schreiber Foods.”
Schreiber Foods was chosen as the inaugural winner by a panel of judges based on its programs and policies focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity goals are part of the company’s goals for managers and executives, which helps to mainstream DEI priorities throughout the culture of the business.
The creation of a chief diversity officer position within Schreiber Foods was seen as an example of effective administration of company goals and policies related to diversity. The company also supports the health and wellness of its employees, offering expansive health coverage, fertility coverage, adoption assistance and coverage for gender-related health needs. The company’s commitment to other key benchmarks, including flexible work policies and compensation, was viewed as industry-leading.
“Schreiber Foods is honored to be recognized by IDFA and Dairy Processing magazine,” said Dave Coble, senior vice president of human resources, Schreiber Foods. “IDFA continues to support the dairy industry with the challenges faced by its members, and none is more important right now than establishing dairy as a sought-after career. This award reinforces the importance of establishing a desirable workplace as the war on talent rages. We at Schreiber Foods appreciate this award, but we know the work in this area never ends.”
This is the first year for the IDFA Workplace of the Year award. A call for nominations for the 2025 award will be released this summer. More information about the award can be found online at IDFA’s website.