Nestlé Waters Canada Hope bottling facility achieves ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22001 certifications

To Press Releases listJan 31, 2010

Nestlé Waters Canada Hope bottling facility achieves ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22001 certifications

Plant uses leading environmental, health and safety, quality processes

HOPE, British Columbia – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that its bottling facility has achieved ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22001 certifications.

ISO 14001 certification recognizes that Nestlé Waters Canada has established and maintained sustaining and continuously improving environmental management systems, including energy efficiency, water conservation and waste management programs. The Company has set targets each year that requires that it regularly reviews its systems and continuously improves upon them.

The Company reduced water consumption in 2009 and recycled more than 90 percent of its waste.

“As a business dependent on the availability of water, we are sensitive to the importance of using it as efficiently as possible,” said Gail Cosman, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We are one of the most efficient users of water in the beverage industry, requiring just 1.3 litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water – and our ISO 14001 certification has helped us to put measures in place to ensure that continued stewardship of this and other resources remains top-of-mind with everyone at Nestlé Waters Canada.”

OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system registration that requires Nestlé Waters Canada to establish and maintain standards that control health and safety risks. The Company has established targets in 2010 that will see a lost time incident frequency rate of zero and continuous improvement in other safety measures.

“Our associates 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 Dave Thorpe, Director, Supply Chain, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We proactively address hazards through strong leadership participation, involve our associates and provide necessary resources to control them. We are committed to prevent workplace injuries on our premises and are very proud of the fact we have achieved more than 1,000 days without lost-time injury. The OHSAS 18001 certification is a daily reminder of our commitment to health and safety at our Hope plant.”

ISO 22001 is an international food safety management system that requires Nestlé Waters Canada to establish and maintain controls that include ongoing interactive communication, structured and fully integrated system management, prerequisite hazard control programs and deployment of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.

“While we do 800 product quality tests daily at our Hope bottling facility, we recognize that hazard analysis is the key to an effective food safety management system, since conducting a hazard analysis assists in organizing the knowledge required to establish an effective combination of control measures,” said Rick Glab, Plant Manager, Hope Bottling Facility, Nestle Waters Canada. “ISO 22000 requires that all hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food chain, including hazards that may be associated with the type of process and facilities used, are identified and assessed. Thus it provides the means to determine and document why certain identified hazards need to be controlled by a particular organization and why others need not.”

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, 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.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-watersna.com or www.nestle.ca/en/products/brands/waters or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca