North York, October 26, 2022 – This month, Nestlé Canada teamed up with Ocean Wise, a non-profit organization inspiring action to conserve oceans, to host an employee clean-up in local neighbourhoods and parks across Canada.
The company invited its employees to participate and donate time to give back to their communities, through the company’s Nestlé Cares volunteer program.
“At Nestlé Canada, we know that supporting thriving communities starts in our own neighbourhoods and our employees are passionate and eager to do more in the communities where they live and work,” says John Carmichael, President and CEO of Nestlé Canada. “We are committed to leaving a positive impact on our community and planet and we’re pleased to have joined forces with Ocean Wise to work together to do just that.”
Nestlé Canada employees came together at several different clean-up sites spread across Canada and helped to pick up litter in their local neighbourhoods and parks.
“Over 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, and much of this litter enters the environment far upstream,” says Lasse Gustavsson, President and CEO of Ocean Wise. “The Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup being hosted by Nestlé will help protect shorelines and waterways in the communities where they work and play. As well as providing valuable data that our plastics team will use to stop plastic pollution at its source."
Nestlé Canada is guided by its Purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come and strives for a more sustainable future, ultimately leaving the world better than they found it.
Added Carmichael: “This commitment is fundamentally rooted in who we are, and it starts with our incredible people at Nestlé Canada.”
About Nestlé Canada
Nestlé is the world's largest food and beverage company present in 189 countries. Nestlé has been in Canada since 1887 and locally manufactures and/or distributes some of the world's most recognized and trusted brands, including LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLÉ GOOD START, HÄAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESCAFÉ, and NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK. Its 3,700 employees in approximately 13 locations across Canada are committed to Nestlé’s purpose, to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. More information and details are available at www.corporate.nestle.ca/en.
For further information: Nestlé Media Line, (416)-218-2688 or [email protected]
About Ocean Wise
Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup, is one of the largest direct-action conservation programs in Canada. Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.
Learn more at www.shorelinecleanup.ca