Company one of 27 winners in 12 categories this year
PUSLINCH, ON, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada's marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, and Canadian Occupational Safety today announced that the Company has been honoured with gold recognition in the manufacturing category of the magazine's 2014 Canada's Safest Employers Award program.
The Canada's Safest Employers Award recognizes employers from coast-to-coast for their outstanding achievements in workplace health and safety. To qualify for recognition, Nestlé Waters Canada met the following basic requirements:
- Has not incurred any serious injuries or fatalities in the last five years, which resulted in investigation and subsequent charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and/or the Criminal Code; and
- Has not been convicted of any charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and/or the Criminal Code in the last five years.
In achieving gold recognition, Nestlé Waters Canada was specifically awarded for building a strong culture of safety around its commitment to OHSAS 18001, an international occupational health and safety management system registration that requires the Company to establish and maintain standards that control health and safety risks.
That culture includes creating safety behaviours and expecting compliance by employees, empowering all levels of the organization to speak up about safety matters, and integrating safety into all operating plans.
"No other asset at Nestlé Waters Canada is as important as the people who contribute with their work to our culture and our business, specifically producing the highest quality bottled water in Canada," said Dwight Carey, Regional Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. "We devote all necessary energy and attention to protect employees, contractors and any other people involved with our company along the value chain, including suppliers, customers and the public. Our Occupational Safety and Health management system is based on the concept of continuous improvement, We constantly improve our performance by designing and adapting processes, work practices and systems in the direction of risk mitigation. We base our improvements on the monitoring of safety and health performance."
"The Nestlé Waters Canada health and safety story is one of leadership, innovation and single-minded focus in terms of the consistent level of employee engagement and the company's commitment to sustained health and safety compliance," said Amanda Silliker, Editor, Canadian Occupational Safety. "The Company's gold recognition in the manufacturing category was well-earned, particularly because of the innovative communications programs, level of advocacy associated with the safety teams and the ongoing and significant investment in employee training."
"We are deeply honoured by this recognition," said Debbie Moore, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. "We believe that accidents are preventable and, therefore, one accident is one too many. We integrate safety and health in the management of our business in such a way that all activities are considered with a perspective of prevention of all types of accidents and protection of the people at work."
About Canadian Occupational Safety
For half a century, Canadian Occupational Safety magazine has been the premier source of information for Canadian health and safety professionals. It is the most widely-read publication on occupational health and safety in Canada. In each issue of COS, readers get a whole new mix of practical, lively and editorially sound articles to help them in their work as health and safety professionals. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards. It has an all-request circulation of 13,200 Canadian occupational health and safety professionals. The magazine is owned and published by Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. In 2011, it launched the prestigious Canada's Safest Employers Award program that recognizes outstanding Canadian companies that are doing an exemplary job in promoting the health and safety of their workers.
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About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is associated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
Image with caption: "Amie Martindale, Morgan Jennings, Dwight Carey and Greg Chorpitta of Nestlé Waters Canada accept Canadian Occupational Safety's Canada's Safest Employers Gold Award in Manufacturing. (CNW Group/Nestlé Waters Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141114_C4028_PHOTO_EN_7995.jpg
SOURCE: Nestlé Waters Canada
For further information: please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact: John B. Challinor II APR, Director, Corporate Affairs, Nestle Waters Canada, Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jamie Jo Alton, National Public Relations, Telephone: (416) 848-1370, Email: email@example.com