LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced today a multitude of awards recognizing its workplace culture, innovation and printing excellence. To date in 2013, Valassis has received 14 national and regional awards.
InnovationFor the fourth consecutive year, the company had been named to the InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. Each year, InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology.
Printing ExcellenceValassis recently received three Gold Ink Awards from Printing Impressions magazine, sponsor of the 2013 Annual Gold Ink Awards competition, which recognizes the winners of North America's most prestigious print competition. This is the 18 th year that Valassis has received Gold Ink Awards. Three of the five winners in the 2013 Newspaper Insert category were printed by Valassis printing division in Livonia, Michigan and Wichita, Kansas. The winning submissions were chosen from more than 900 printed pieces in 50 categories.
CultureFor the seventh consecutive year, Valassis earned recognition for its adoption benefits and has been named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. The company has been named to the list since its inception and ranked third in the advertising, marketing and PR industry category. Valassis offers its associates up to $5,000 toward the adoption of a child and paid time off.Additionally, company locations earned regional recognition for workplace practices. Valassis has been named a Top Workplace in the Hartford, Connecticut Metro area by the Hartford Courant/FOX CT, based on a comprehensive analysis conducted by Workplace Dynamics. This list recognizes the best places to work in the Hartford, Connecticut region. Valassis has two offices in Windsor, Connecticut. In Michigan, Valassis has been named to the Best and Brightest In Wellness™ list, which is an initiative that recognizes and celebrates companies that are making their businesses more healthy, the lives of their employees better and their community a healthier place to live. The award is presented by Michigan Business and Professional Association, Michigan Food and Beverage Association, Wellco and Corp! magazine, based on a WellCompanies assessment. Both NCH Marketing Services Inc., a Valassis subsidiary in Deerfield, Illinois, and its Houston, Texas location have received the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers. The company expanded its flexible workplace offerings last year.