Kerry Canada Wins Two NAOSH Week Awards

Kerry Canada is a leader in global food ingredients offering the broadest range of technology-based ingredients, flavours and functional ingredients in the industry.

Many Kerry brands are household favourites.

Kerry Canada’s Delta plant is located on River Road in Delta and the company has a warehouse on Progress Way.

The company was recently honoured during the October 2014 NAOSH Awards ceremony coming away with two prestigious awards.

Kerry Canada won the Best Overall and Best Food Processing and Manufacturing categories.

“I feel honored to represent the Food Processing and Manufacturing industry in BC. It represents very large group of small and large businesses,” Lyn Peterson, Production Manager for Kerry Canada told FIOSA-MIOSA.

“Winning the Best Overall award was the icing on the cake. We had a great week, and I was blessed this past year to have the experience of working with a young team. They have such great creativity, education and drive. The commitment of all the managers, supervisors combined with the inspiration of the young workers won the award for Kerry,” she added.

Kerry is a global company employing more than 24,000 employees and producing more than 15,000 products supplied to customers in 140 countries worldwide. The company has an operational footprint in 25 countries and its Delta operations play a significant part in the Americas region.

According to Peterson, Kerry’ Delta operation strives to be a leader in health and safety and continues to be an advocate to their fellow sites across Canada and the US by communicating on site accomplishments and award winning achievements such as the two NAOSH awards.

Peterson says the company has always focused on occupational health and safety.

“In 2011, we learned of NAOSH Safety Week, and participated in our first safety week activities. We have continued to do so every year since, and we all look forward to it every year,” she says.

According to Peterson, Kerry’s commitment to safety starts at a corporate level, and is mandated.

“Safety is first on the agenda of our daily meetings, in our employee reviews and ranks with or above quality and production at every level.

“We have Safety Metrics which monitor all of our activities for OHS. All of our training, workplace inspections (time to completion as well as % completed), investigations, injuries and incidents are logged.

“Alongside this we have a Safety Improvement Plan. Within it we must set out goals each year in four categories: Management Initiatives, Policy and Procedures, Education and Training, and Risk Reduction,” explains Peterson.