Sodexo Canada names Nestlé Waters Canada its “Better Tomorrow” Vendor Of The Year for 2011

To Press Releases listMay 24, 2011

Sodexo Canada names Nestlé Waters Canada its “Better Tomorrow” Vendor Of The Year for 2011

Award recognizes those who help Sodexo achieve Better Tomorrow Plan

BURLINGTON, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s market share-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, and Sodexo Canada, the country’s leading comprehensive on-site health and nutrition and facilities management service solutions provider, today announced that Nestlé has been awarded Sodexo’s prestigious “Better Tomorrow” Vendor Of The Year Award for 2011.

The “Better Tomorrow” Vendor Of The Year Award recognizes suppliers who address those issues identified by Sodexo as being material to its market and stakeholders, including nutrition, health and wellness; local communities; and the environment. This prestigious award is one aspect of Sodexo’s worldwide corporate citizenship roadmap -- The Better Tomorrow Plan.

Beyond the fact that Nestlé Waters Canada produces the healthiest beverage available to Sodexo customers, the company was specifically recognized for its environmental leadership – from the light-weighting of its packaging and its successful efforts in driving innovation in recycling to its watershed management practices at its production facilities and continuous improvement related to its overall water and energy use and waste reduction regimen.

“When you carefully analyze what Nestlé Waters Canada is doing in the areas of health and wellness and environmental sustainability across Canada and how the company has helped us over the last few years to address the environmental concerns of some of our customers in post-secondary education, industry and, most notably, Toronto’s Sony Centre, no-one else was more deserving of this award,” said Dean Johnson, President, Sodexo Canada. “Sodexo touches the lives of close to one million people daily in Canada. This enormous reach comes with a significant responsibility to ensure that our actions help improve the quality of daily life and guarantee a more sustainable future for the planet. Day-in and day-out, Nestlé Waters Canada is coming to the table to help us achieve those objectives.”