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CHEP awarded Gold as one of the Safest Employers in Canada

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CHEP recognized two Years in a row for safety initiatives as employer.

TORONTO—CHEP, a global leader in supply chain management solutions, has been named by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine (COSM) as one of Canada’s safest employers. CHEP received the Gold Award in the retail and service sector at a gala event in Toronto on October 24, 2016. In 2015, CHEP received a Silver Award from the publication.

The COSM awards recognize companies from across Canada that promote the health and safety of their workers. This award is given in 10 industry sector categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on several key performance indicators, including training, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovation.

“This award symbolizes our strong commitment to the health and safety of our employees,” says new CHEP Canada vice-president and general manager Paola Floris. In 2016, Paola Floris was appointed vice-president and general manager of CHEP Canada. She joined CHEP in 2001 and has held a variety of leadership positions with CHEP Italy, including her most recent role as general manager. She holds an Economics degree from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and an Executive Master in Business Administration from Bocconi Business School.

“Our commitment to a culture of continuous improvement is the foundation of our occupational safety success, and we are honored to be recognized by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine for the second year in a row,” continues Floris.


CHEP is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and to preventing injuries or illness to its employees, customers, suppliers, contractors and the community.

Brambles, CHEP’s parent company, has long been committed to operating safe and efficient facilities. The company implemented the Zero Harm program across its business units as a way to apply best occupational health, safety and environment practices for employees, contractors, customers and local communities. The Zero Harm program measures safety performance through metrics like work related injuries and modified duties to ensure that each unit understands the impact these incidents have on our people and our operations.

About CHEP Canada
CHEP Canada is a leading provider of supply chain solutions, pallets and container pooling services for the consumer goods, fresh food and manufacturing industries. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Mississauga, Ont.

About CHEP
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialized container solutions to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors.

For more information, visit the company’s website at or follow on Twitter @chepna.

About Brambles
Brambles Limited is a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods though their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. The Group’s primary activity is the provision of reusable unit-load equipment such as pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the supply chain through a system known as “pooling”, in which the Group has unique network scale and longstanding experience. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry good, grocery and household and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world’s best-known brands among its customers. The Group also operates specialist business serving the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. Brambles has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange but operates in more than 60 countries, with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. Brambles employs approximately 14,500 people and owns more than 550 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of approximately 850 service centres. For more information, visit


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