Nestlé Waters Canada has won silver recognition in the manufacturing category of Canadian Occupational Safety's 2013 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.
Nestlé Waters Canada was specifically recognized for 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. The company has established annual targets ever since attaining certification in 2010 that have continuous improvement in safety measures.
“Our employees are our most valuable resource and we are strongly committed to their safety as they work to produce the highest quality bottled water in Canada,” said Dwight Carey, Regional Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We proactively address hazards through strong leadership participation, involve our employees and provide necessary resources to control them. We are committed to prevent workplace injuries on our premises and are very proud of what we have achieved. The OHSAS 18001 certification is a daily reminder of our commitment to health and safety at our plants.”
“The Nestlé Waters Canada health and safety story is an inspirational one, particularly in terms of its level of employee engagement and its commitment to sustained health and safety compliance,” said Amanda Silliker, Editor, Canadian Occupational Safety. “The Company’s silver recognition in the manufacturing category was well-earned. We look forward to hearing about further advances in health and safety by the Company in the years to come.”
“We are honoured by this recognition,” said Debbie Moore, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We have made great strides over the past seven years when it comes to building a high-performance organization that safely produces high-quality beverage products for Canadian consumers. This award is proof-positive that we are headed in the right direction on our journey of zero lost time incidents in our workplace.”