AJAX, ON, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Veridian Connections Inc. (Veridian) has
advanced from Silver to Gold status as part of Smart Commute Durham's
Workplace Recognition Program for 2014. Veridian President and CEO
Michael Angemeer, along with Board Chair Doug Dickerson, made the
announcement at an employee gathering held today at the company's
corporate headquarters in Ajax.
"Every single one of you has, in one way or another, embraced our Smart
Commute initiatives targeted at reducing congestion and focusing on the
environment," Angemeer said to staff. "Simple measures such as
promotions to increase awareness, fun competitions, and low cost
incentives have encouraged you to try sustainable travel choices like
carpooling and taking public transit."
Smart Commute Durham's Gold Workplace designation is granted to
outstanding workplaces that demonstrate innovation, focus on measuring
their successes, and achieve significant positive outcomes by
encouraging employees to choose alternatives to commuting to and from
work alone by car.
"Veridian has been a member of Smart Commute Durham since 2008, and
continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to providing employees
with sustainable travel options," explains Sandra McEleney, program
contact for Smart Commute Durham. "The company has a number of
successful programs to help employees reduce their reliance on their
cars which in turn, helps to build sustainable communities."
Among the company's Smart Commute initiatives, Veridian offers flexible
work options such as telecommuting and compressed work weeks to reduce
the amount of travel required by employees, a bike sharing program,
carpool parking spaces at its Ajax office, and a video conferencing
system to reduce the need for travel between the company's work
Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 116,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville,
the Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of
Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton,
Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of
Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly
own Veridian Corporation.
For further information:
Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218