August 22, 2011
Loblaw Companies Limited, the largest food retailer in Canada, has selected the Audit & Inspection, Corrective Action and Dashboards & Reporting modules of the KMI EHS Software Suite (http://www.kminnovations.com) to help manage health and safety initiatives at the company’s nationwide network of corporate retail stores and distribution centres.
Jattinder Dhillon, vice-president, Health, Safety, and Wellness for Loblaw, felt KMI’s strong product offering and experienced project and implementation team would best enable Loblaw to achieve their health and safety aspirations. Among the key features that attracted Loblaw to KMI were the system’s usability, flexibility, and functionality.
Loblaw’s “Path Towards Zero Accidents” is a plan to reduce workplace accidents, illnesses, workers’ compensation, and overall operational costs. The company’s strategy involves increasing stakeholder involvement and implementing a robust, proactive system to achieve health and safety targets. Matt Airhart, Director of Business Development for KMI said, “Loblaw is extremely dedicated to proactive management of safety and sustainability so we were honored to have them select our system to help them achieve their goals.”
In addition to using the KMI EHS Software Suite to manage their comprehensive internal health, safety, and wellness audits, Loblaw also leverages the system to manage regulatory visits conducted by provincial agencies. Having a single corporate-wide, web-based system in place which supports all aspects of the auditing process ensures consistent compliance with internal policies as well as external regulatory requirements while saving time at both the corporate and store level.
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 136,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points loyalty program.
KMI is becoming the industry standard in flexible, scalable, and usable web-based software solutions that help companies operate more sustainably, safely, and efficiently. KMI enables companies to reduce injuries, increase the effectiveness of regulatory compliance initiatives, perform audits and inspections, manage Greenhouse Gas reporting, and initiate or improve corporate sustainability programs. For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/8/prweb8719896.htm