Olymel will now use Cognibox™ to qualify their contractors all over Canada

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Shawinigan, August 31th, 2015 – SIM is proud to announce a pan-Canadian partnership with Olymel for the management of its contractors’ qualification. Cognibox is already the reference in the food industry throughout Canada. With Olymel and its 23 plants and distribution centers, Cognibox becomes the most important Canadian player in risk management associated with contracting in the food sector.

On top of using the Cognibox platform, Olymel will rely on the expertise and services of SIM for the follow-up and analysis of their contractors’ qualification file. The creation of a bridge with the existing management systems in place at Olymel will allow the information transfer from Cognibox. The Cognibox secured online solution will allow the evaluation and monitoring of the contractors’ skills and trainings, thus helping to ensure rigorous norms in terms of liability, health and safety, environment, regulations and administration are respected.

Olymel will use Cognibox for the management of its contractors at its plants all across the country. As of September 2015, in order to perform work at any of Olymel’s Canadian facility, contractors will have to be approved through the Cognibox system.

« It’s a great news for us as well as for all Cognibox members, since this agreement consolidates and increases the pool of qualified contractors throughout the country. Contract suppliers using Cognibox will have access to more qualified and efficient contractors, while contractors will be visible to an increased number of potential clients. After Agropur last year, the fact that Olymel entrusts us with the management of its contractors confirms that we have become the reference in contractors’ qualification in the food industry » mentions Chantal Trépanier, CEO at SIM.

This partnership shows Olymel’s commitment to do business with suppliers offering the best performance, and to ensure the safety of all workers, not only thanks to the qualification of companies, but also with the monitoring of the workers’ skills and trainings. Cognibox is the most comprehensive system on the market and the only one which includes the HS training management of the contractors’ employees.

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Cognibox is an online system used by the most important international corporations to manage their contractors’ qualification. Thanks to its features, Cognibox groups more than 6000 contractors and 150 000 employees. Cognibox is and optimization tool for requirements in terms of health and safety, environment and quality, productivity and for contractor’s general performance. Cognibox is a trademark of SIM.