3M Canada's Andrew Hejnar Named One of Canada's Clean16 and Clean50 for 2017

Energy Manager recognized for advancing cause of sustainability and clean capitalism

LONDON, ON, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - 3M Canada Company is proud to announce that its Energy Manager, Andrew Hejnar, has been named one of Canada's Clean16 and Clean50 for 2017 in recognition of his work in reducing 3M Canada's energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions. The Canada's Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

"Invoking a culture change, running energy awareness campaigns and executive support have been critical to Andrew's success in helping 3M Canada reduce natural gas consumption by 10 million cubic meters, electricity demand by 1,591kW and electricity consumption by 18 GWH," said Gavin Pitchford, CEO of Delta Management Group which created and manages Canada's Clean50 awards, adding that Hejnar's work has led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 71,300 tonnes. "The 2017 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada, and to be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution Andrew Hejnar has made to helping make Canada more sustainable for all Canadians."

Pitchford noted that Hejnar has focused on Energy Management implementations, leading the first  Enterprise level ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems implementation in Canada including six facilities across the country and the first Global Superior Energy (GSEP) Performance with ISO 50001 certification at platinum level, resulting in 22 per cent of energy intensity improvement companywide.

"At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily, and that includes ensuring our own operations are as environmentally sustainable as possible," said Richard Chartrand, Executive Director, Electronics and Energy Business Group, 3M Canada. "Andrew embodies that in everything he does."

Trained in energy management, Hejnar has spent the past 10 years helping 3M reduce its energy consumption through a combination of specific initiatives and advocacy programs that demonstrate both the environmental and economic benefits of conserving energy and reducing GhG emissions.

"You need to be able to make your point and engage people to take part in energy conservation programs, which fortunately is easy to do at 3M" said Hejnar. "I'm delighted that through this award Canada's Clean50 has recognized the successes we've been able to achieve so far."

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Established in 1951, 3M Canada was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M with the head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately 800 of the company's 1,800 employees work. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.ca or on Twitter @3M_Canada.

About Delta Management Group/Canada's Clean50

Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of, the Canada's Clean50 awards, created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavour, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees.  Ancillary awards also recognize 10 Emerging Leaders and the Top 15 Sustainability Projects of the year.      

SOURCE 3M Canada Company

For further information: Media Contact: 3M, Liisa Sheldrick 519-282-1457 / lmsheldrick@mmm.com; Delta Management Group, Gavin Pitchford 416-925-2005 x 2300 / gpitchford@deltamanagement.com

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