MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saputo Inc. (“Saputo” or the “Company”) (TSX: SAP) is proud to mark the fifth anniversary of its Legacy Program. This initiative aims to improve the quality of sports and health facilities in the communities where the Company operates. Since its launch, Saputo has contributed approximately $2.3 million toward 38 projects in Canada, the United States, Argentina and Australia.
The permanent facilities targeted by the Legacy Program’s investments facilitate physical and outdoor activities, including baseball, ice sports, soccer, tennis and cycling, and provide the opportunity for all to be active in a healthy, safe and accessible environment.
Saputo is proud to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy in the communities where its employees live, work and play. “We are constantly evaluating new projects to encourage communities to adopt healthy lifestyles thanks to the support of our Legacy Program,” said Sandy Vassiadis, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Saputo.
Already this year, Saputo has been a part of seven new projects in the United States and Canada, and one in Australia.
Community engagement is important to Saputo. In this regard, the Company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.saputo.com/Our-Promise/Community.
Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the top dairy processor in Australia and the second largest in Argentina. In the USA, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Devondale, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait’s Go, Montchevre, Murray Goulburn Ingredients, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”.
*Trademark used under licence.
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