Doing our Part During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Like companies around the globe, Maple Leaf Foods is experiencing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in ways we could not have imagined this time last year. The situation is extremely fluid and we are taking every step we can to protect our people as we continue our essential operations to deliver the food people need.
Supporting Our Communities
Over 4 million people in Canada struggle to access the food they need. According to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Canada's largest, the average food bank user has $7.83 per day after rent to cover cost of living. People who live with food insecurity are being profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and food security organizations are struggling to meet rising needs.
Recognizing our Food Production Heroes
The world has made major sacrifices in a great effort to stop the spread of this deadly virus. Educators and students have shifted to online learning to stay home, major industries have been greatly impacted, while small businesses and entrepreneurs have closed their doors to do their part and stop the spread.
We are In this Together
Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods and a fellow Canadian, opens-up about what it’s like representing one of Canada’s largest food companies during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role the company plays delivering a safe supply of nutritious food.
Food Safety During the Pandemic
There’s a lot of focus right now on our North American food supply during this pandemic. Understandably, some questions have come up about food safety and I am happy to say that though our food supply may be challenged by this pandemic, our food supply is safe.
Maple Leaf Foods plants recognized for NAMI safety award
Workplace safety is a key priority for Maple Leaf Foods. Our goal is to always provide consumers safe, great tasting food produced in a safe work environment. We strive for zero occupational injuries in the workplace, driven by our commitment to employee safety through our Safety Promise and continuous improvement in our safety protocols.
Leading in Overall Safety Performance
Health and safety in all aspects of the Maple Leaf Foods workplace is a top priority. In our continuing commitment to organizational health and safety, the mandate for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) remains clear – an aspirational goal of zero occupational injuries.