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Nestlé Waters recognized for manufacturing excellence

Ontario and B.C. plants achieve superior performance rating


Puslinch, Ont. – Nestlé Waters Canada has announced that its bottling facility in Puslinch, Ont. has been given Excellence in Manufacturing standing from the Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA).

The facility, along with its sister plant in Hope, B.C., has also received Supply Chain of the Year and Logistics Excellence recognition from its parent company, Stamford, Conn.-based Nestlé Waters North America.

The supply chain award acknowledges both facilities’ superior performance in several areas, including cost-management, productivity, performance, quality and safety. The logistics award recognizes exemplary performance in logistics and transportation.

“We are extremely proud of these achievements as they confirm the quality of our manufacturing processes and, ultimately, the quality of our products,” says Nestlé Waters Canada president John Zupo. “It is through rigorous testing and adherence to high standards such as this that consumers can have confidence that we are producing and distributing a high-quality, healthy beverage choice.”

The CBWA Model Code is a quality assurance program. As well as routine provincial and federal inspections, CBWA bottlers must undergo independent inspections, water testing and analysis, and must adhere to the Model Code. Plants must also follow the CBWA code of ethics, which includes an emphasis on sustainable development, environmental protection, and collaboration with local communities in managing water resources.