Over our 95 years in Canada, we have created jobs, supported local businesses and farmers, and invested in our operations. Our focus has always been the long-term success of our business, which is only made possible through long standing relationships with our suppliers.
Today, we operate with 20 sites including factories, distribution centres and offices. Our gross payroll in 2015 was approximately $285 million. Nestlé Canada pays over $126 million in taxes annually, and purchases goods and services totaling over $700 million from 5,000 vendors.
Furthermore, we operate with numerous Canadian partners. For example, in 2015, we purchased dairy products totaling over $44 million from Canadian dairy farmers.