Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Baxter Corporation,
Alliston Manufacturing

2017 Gold Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®

Serving 850 institutions and more than 5,000 home dialysis patients across Canada, Baxter’s Alliston manufacturing facility is the only large-scale manufacturing plant in Canada producing life-sustaining intravenous and dialysis solutions.

The facility won its first Canada Award for Excellence in 1996 and has continued its excellence journey ever since. In 2011, it adopted Baxter’s global Enterprise Management System (EMS) which has helped drive a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving, including core Business Excellence Principles. Self-assessments against established criteria are completed quarterly, and annual improvement targets are determined. Various global facilities share, learn, benchmark and calibrate. Since 2015, key elements of the EMS have been further refined with a much greater focus on integration to ensure a cohesive and sustainable management system that achieves business results.


Alliston, ON

996 Employees

Load area on the Viaflex line, Alliston manufacturing.

“We are both honoured and excited that Baxter’s manufacturing facility in Alliston has been recognized once again for excellence in continuous improvement of our quality systems. Our mission is to save and sustain lives and I am proud of our dedicated employees who help us serve patients and healthcare providers each and every day.  They have contributed greatly to this achievement.”

Stephen Thompson, President, Baxter Canada

Previous Awards

Excellence, Innovation and Wellness® – Silver, 2011

Quality – Gold, 1996

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