Unilever, a global company, produces and markets a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. The Unilever Canada Rexdale Plant, an ISO14001 registered site since 1999, produces approximately 185 million pounds of edible oil products each year. Its products include some of the leading brand name margarines, such as Becel and Imperial.
In March 2004, Unilever Bestfoods North America awarded the Rexdale Plant the Recognition of Eco-Efficiency Initiative for its Energy Conservation initiative in support of Unilever's Environmental Sustainability efforts.
Unilever Canada is a corporate sponsor of the Humber Arboretum. In May of this year, Unilever donated $100,000 to the Humber Arboretum.
On the last safety day held on October 27, 2003, Unilever celebrated four years without a lost time accident.
Through a comprehensive energy savings program implemented since 1999, the Unilever Canada Rexdale Plant has received close to $10k from Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) in rebates; they have also assisted us with energy audits, and training at much reduced rates. Our site has put its energy team, The Watt Watchers, through the comprehensive 1-day Spot the Energy Savings training. The total energy savings since 1999 has exceeded 3.5 million. Our site has also been featured in the 2002-2003 CIPEC annual report, just published. For more information, contact names, etc., please contact our Energy Team Leader, Doug Dittburner, C.E.T. for specific details.