We strongly believe that for our policies and practices to be effective, they must evolve and be informed by the perspectives of our many stakeholders, including our Associates, customers, investors, and others. Therefore, we strive to maintain an open dialogue with these important groups to achieve our goals.
Engaging with Our Associates
At the corporate level and across our divisions, we have many different ways to communicate with and engage our Associates. We believe this and our open-door philosophy are key to maintaining our culture. We want our Associates to be informed about our businesses and allow them opportunities to participate in Company-organized activities and community events. As such, we have many different ways to communicate with Associates in our home offices, including: virtual and live management Town Hall meetings; State of the Company meetings; CEO updates; The Thread, our global intranet, which disseminates announcements and facilitates information and policy sharing; TJX geographic publications, such as TJXtra in Europe; and weekly bulletins in various regions around the globe. We share important company information with store Associates through team huddles with Store Managers and in-store bulletin boards, which also allow us to share store news, like volunteer events, fundraising successes, new processes, and more.
In Canada, we participate in The Great Place to Work Institute survey, and in 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, TJX Canada received the distinction of being named a Top 50 Great Place to Work in Canada. Organizations on the 2019 list were ranked using the results of a survey called the Trust Index, which was developed and is administered by the Institute. The survey methodology is backed by 30 years of research and the 2019 list assessed over 400 organizations, with employee feedback representing over 300,000 Canada-based employees.