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ACL Recognized As One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2017

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VANCOUVER, B.C., November 23, 2017—ACL, a Vancouver-based governance, risk management, and compliance solutions technology company, is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. The win can be credited to ACL’s continued investment in employees and its unwavering commitment to three core values: Customer Intensity, Authenticity, and Disruptive Innovation. “When I started with ACL in 2011, which was at that point was a 30 year old organization, I was tasked with creating measurable growth within the company,” said Laurie Schultz, CEO of ACL. “By adopting a re-startup mentality, where we treated ourselves as if we were in the early stages of growth, we managed to transform our culture and people practices which in turn, has propelled our success.”

ACL’s culture is impacted by the team’s different approach to the traditional corporate structure where they have created an office-free workspace to ensure high levels of visibility, teamwork and connection. Executives sit with their teams and are always available for collaboration, which allows for an open line of communication and active learning on both sides.

ACL also owes its success to its comprehensive on-boarding program for new employees, which is a year-long process of enculturation. New hires join a workshop on bi-weekly ‘New Hire Days’ that engrain ACL’s mission, vision, and values, followed by enablement sessions that mix in-person and online learning throughout their career with the company. These programs contribute to ACL’s employee satisfaction scores, which top 93%.

“We don’t hire people with all the answers — we hire people who want to discover them in the spirit of our values,” said Kathy Enros, VP of Talent for ACL. “During the recruitment process, we seek to find candidates who will contribute to ACL’s values and purpose driven culture, who are self-driven and want to have an impact. It takes more than just talent to succeed at ACL – it takes real values alignment.”

Founded by Waterstone Human Capital, the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures program is now in its 13th year, recognizing best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. The nominated organizations are selected based on a criteria of six measurements: Vision and Leadership, Recruitment and Hiring for Fit, Cultural Alignment and Measurement, Retention, Rewards and Recognition, Organizational Performance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The winners have been featured in today’s National Post and will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Gala in March of 2018. The evening is a celebration with 700+ of Canada’s preeminent executives and leaders.

For more information visit the Canada’s Most Admired website here.


About ACL

ACL delivers technology solutions that help governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud and optimize performance.

© 2017 ACL Services Ltd. ACL and the ACL logo are registered trademarks of ACL Services Ltd. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

About Waterstone Human Capital

Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ programs ( are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs, annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Cale Boudreau