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Nestlé Canada Launches Volunteer Week to Support Local Communities

Nestlé employees in Canada collectively volunteer over 3,000 hours in support of local community initiatives
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For the first time, Nestlé employees across Canada will be participating in a coordinated, week-long volunteer effort to support local community initiatives through the company’s newly launched Nestlé Cares volunteer program. Together, through partnerships with local organizations across the country, Nestlé employees will donate their time and talents to activities primarily focused on supporting their neighbours, neighbourhoods and communities where they live and work.

“Our employees are very passionate about their communities and this program is encouraging everyone to work together to support the organizations they truly care about at a local level. As a large company, we know that when we come together we can have a more significant impact,” said Shelley Martin, President & CEO of Nestlé Canada. “Every day, we are driven by our purpose to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future and this program exemplifies that commitment.”

With 20 sites spanning the country, each Nestlé business in Canada is providing support to an organization local to where they operate. Throughout the week, over 1,000 employees, will spend more than 3,000 hours participating in a variety of activities including:

  • Nestlé Canada employees are volunteering at various food banks across Canada.
  • Galderma, Nestlé’s skin care business, is participating in the Galderma Walk for Camp Liberté, supporting camp programs for children with moderate to severe skin conditions.
  • Factory locations including the London Ice Cream Factory are assembling hygiene kits made up of recycled products to be distributed to local shelters and food banks.
  • Purina PetCare Canada employees are helping out at local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and shelter locations across the GTA supporting the pet community with cleaning, facility maintenance and pet enrichment activities.
  • Employees at the Nestlé Confectionery factory in Toronto are participating in roadside clean ups and gardening activities.
  • Nestlé Waters Canada is proud to participate in the bi-annual Adopt-a-Road program, and its factory employees will be assembling hygiene kits to deliver to local shelters.
  • Nespresso Canada employees are volunteering at the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie event in Montreal with some participating in the cycling race.

In addition to the coordinated activities, employees also have the opportunity to support an organization they actively volunteer with.  Nestlé will continue to strengthen the relationship with their respective communities and ensure this coordinated volunteer initiative is a yearly occurrence.

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About Nestlé Canada
Nestlé® is the world’s largest food and beverage company present in 189 countries. Nestlé in Canada locally manufactures and/or distributes some of the world's most recognized and trusted brands, including NESCAFÉ, LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLÉ GOOD START, HÄAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESTLÉ PURE LIFE and NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK. Its 3,500 employees in approximately 20 locations across Canada are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. The company’s performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. In 2016, Nestlé celebrated its 150-year anniversary, and has been present in Canada since 1887. More information and details are available at

About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is affiliated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, 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 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada
Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada is a leading pet care company and global manufacturer of quality pet brands, including: Purina® Pro Plan®, Purina® ONE®, Friskies®, and Tidy Cats®. Nestlé Purina PetCare has a team of more than 500 global pet experts and promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement, and the positive bond between people and their pets. Our promise, “Your Pet, Our Passion” reflects our commitment to pets. For information about Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada visit

About Nestlé Nespresso SA
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee.  The company works with more than 75,000 farmers in 12 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes.  Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities.


Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 76 countries and has 13,500 employees. In 2017, it operated a global retail network of more than 700 boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website:

About Galderma
Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health's medical solutions business, was created in 1981 and is now present in over 100 countries with an extensive product portfolio to treat a range of dermatological conditions. The company partners with health care practitioners around the world to meet the skin health needs of people throughout their lifetime. Galderma is a leader in research and development of scientifically-defined and medically-proven solutions for the skin, hair and nails. For more information, visit

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Nestlé Canada Media Line: (416) 218-2688 or [email protected]