At Nestlé Waters Canada, we are working hard to navigate these uncertain times, and as an essential service, our work has never been more important than it is right now as we play a critical role in delivering the products that Canadians depend on.
We have taken actions to ensure the health, safety, and well being of our employees as well as work with community partners to identify and support their needs.
Supporting our employees
The health and safety of our employees is our top priority, and we have adjusted our routines and ways of working:
- Any employee who is feeling unwell is directed to stay home.
- In addition to our normal strict standards, we have taken significant measures to enhance the safety & hygiene across all our operations - including our factories, offices and distribution centres - to help protect our employees and have applied social distancing across all our facilities, production lines and distribution centres.
- We are not having any visitors in our factories during this time.
- All of our office-based employees have moved to home-base work.
The panel members were: Adam Graves, President, Nestlé Waters Canada; Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada; Catherine O’Brien, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Canada; Jennifer Nikolasevic, Supply Chain Logistics Lead, Nestlé Waters Canada; Sam Gordon, Factory Manger, Nestlé Waters Canada
On April 10th and 11th Nestlé Waters Canada hosted two Community Information sessions. The meetings were held at the Puslinch Community Centre and the Hillsburgh Community Centre and were attended by Puslinch and Erin residents as well as local community members. The panel consisted of Nestlé Waters and Nestlé Canada leaders who took written questions from he audience in attendance as well as questions submitted via email.
Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions where you can ask us your questions in a public forum. We have a panel of Nestlé Waters Canada executives to answer your questions relating to our operations, permits, sustainability, and environmental protection efforts.
At the beginning of the evening there will be a poster session where guests are able to walk around and learn about different aspects of our business. Following this, there will be a brief presentation followed by a Q&A with the Nestlé Waters panel.
We hope to see you there.
Have a question for Nestlé Waters Canada? Send questions to: [email protected].
Nestlé Waters is a proud member of the Wellington County community and we want to hear from you. We will use this space every week in the Wellington Advertiser to answer a new question from the community, so please share your questions with us.
Office hours are now available by appointment only. If you are interested, email: [email protected].
Learn more about some of the passionate people that work for Nestlé Waters Canada. Here is Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager.
Nestlé Waters Canada has recently conducted an economic impact study to get a better understanding of our economic activities in Ontario.
In early December, we launched our inaugural external newsletter in Hope, British Columbia. The newsletter provides an overview of our Nestlé Waters factory, natural resources management, and community engagement in Hope.
To learn more about our operations in Hope, please check out the newsletter here.
Join the Nestlé Waters Canada team for an afternoon filled with food and fun for all ages. Once again, we are opening our facilities to eat, play and socialize with you – our most important community partners.
• Plant tour*
• Free BBQ
• Nestlé product sampling
• Children’s “Make a Splash” Water Festival
• Bouncy obstacle course
• Caricature artists
• Face painting
• And MUCH MORE!
*If you’d like to join us for a guided plant tour, you MUST wear flat closed-toe shoes for your own safety.
Nestlé Waters Canada
66700 Othello Road
Hope, British Columbia
Saturday, September 17
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
Adopt-a-Road clean-up in Puslinch, ON.
From June 11-15, Nestlé Canada launched the first ever Nestlé Cares Volunteer Week, where every Nestlé company within Canada participated in a variety of volunteer activities in their communities. Throughout the week at over 20 sites, over 1,000 employees spent more than 3,000 hours participating in a variety of volunteer activities giving back to their communities.
Nestlé Waters Canada employees assembled 100+ hygiene kits to donate to a local shelter, and participated in the Adopt-a-Road program by picking up litter along Wellington Road 34. We would like to thank all of the passionate and enthusiastic employees who helped make this week such a success!
Click here to see what Nestlé Cares week was all about.
Nestlé Waters is proud to accept the Workplace Safety Award presented by the BC Food Processors Association. The award was accepted by Shane Veenstra, Safety, Health, and Environment Manager at Nestlé Waters in Hope.
“If we communicate and over-communicate safety, it becomes stuck in the forefront of people’s minds so that when they approach their jobs every day, they think safety first,” says Shane. “We’ve taken the focus away from minimum requirement and looked at what we can do in excess of regulations.”
The Nestlé Waters Canada retail team
Nestlé Waters is proud to once again support the great initiative Project Water by Engage and Change.
Project Water was founded in 1999 by Jody Steinhauer after learning that in Canada, more homeless people die from dehydration in the summer than from exposure in the winter.
This year, volunteers were able to pack and distribute 300,000 bottles of water and 3,000 summer survival kits to over 170 Toronto and GTA non-profit agencies, homeless shelters, outreach programs and drop-ins. These kits will be given to people living on the street who need them to survive the extreme heat in the summer.
Nestlé Waters Canada is a proud supporter of Project Water and looks forward to our continued partnership.
Learn more about Project Water and how you can get involved here.
Reduce, Reuse, Replenish panel at the 2018 Canadian Water Summit.
Applying Science, Policy, and Research to the Blue Economy
Nestlé Waters was once again a proud sponsor and participant at the annual Canadian Water Summit, the largest and most diverse gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders in Canada.
Nestlé Waters Canada Natural Resource Manager Andreanne Simard spoke on Plenary 2: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Data to Informing Private Sector Water Use. Joined by Jon Radtke, Water Sustainability Program Director at Coca-Cola North America, Alexis Morgan of World Wildlife Fund International, and Lara Ellis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ALUS Canada, the panel offered their insights from each of their respective industries about water management and how science guides decision making.
Come visit our Natural Resource team in Puslinch and Hillsburgh in June. Our team of hydrogeologists can tell you all about groundwater, private well maintenance, and our work with universities in the area.
Together with our 300+ employees in the Wellington County area, Nestlé Waters Canada sustainably manages our spring sources. We turn the renewable resource into local jobs, community and economic investments, and a healthy hydrating product for Canadians. Click here for more information.
Come and talk to our Natural Resources team at one of our upcoming office hours in Wellington County in May. Our team is available should you have any questions on Nestlé Waters’ operations, commitment to your community.
If you are interested in learning about how we test for microplastics in bottled water, the below video takes you through the process at our head laboratory in Vittel, France.
We have been testing our products for the presence of micro-plastics since 2015. In 2018, we started using a sophisticated, state-of-the art testing methodology.This method combines electronic microscope and micro Raman spectroscopy analysis for ensuring identification of very small particles and their reliable characterization. We used this methodology in particular to test comparable batches of our products as those analyzed in the recent research led by Orb Media.
Come visit our Natural Resource team at our weekly office hours this April in Wellington County. Bring any questions or comments you may have about our operations or our commitment to your community. Our office hours are also advertised in the Wellington Advertiser and Erin Advocate.
Nestlé Waters Canada remains fully committed to engaging with Centre Wellington.
A history of Nestlé Waters Canada and the Middlebrook Bottling Company property in Elora
The former Middlebrook Water Bottling Co. was a permitted water bottling facility that had been on the market for approximately 10 years. In 2015, Nestlé Waters Canada began evaluating the Middlebrook spring water source for potential acquisition, subject to confirmation that the groundwater onsite meets its quality and quantity requirements. The Middlebrook site is intended to serve as a supplementary well to our Aberfoyle site, as we currently we do not have a back up in place.
While we live and work in Puslinch and Elora, we want to make sure we’re creating opportunities for us to connect with one another. We believe it’s important to work together with the communities in which we operate to share information and make the right decisions that involve our collective water future.
Our Natural Resource Manager, Andreanne Simard, invites you to attend the Wellington County community office hours to discuss any questions or comments you may have for us about our operations or our commitment to your community.
One of the topics our Natural Resource Manager is asked about the most at Community Office Hours is about well maintenance. In the communities where we operate in Ontario, residents are dependent on groundwater wells.
At Nestlé Waters Canada, we have a 17 year data set of our 130+ monitoring points in Aberfoyle and Erin, and all of this data is shared with the community. We are able to identify risks and long term trends, and have the people and resources to help local residents should they have any questions on their well.
Have any questions about your well, or about Nestlé Waters Canada in general? Come visit our team in February.