TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - This year's list of Canada's Greenest Employers was announced this morning by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. Fifty organizations across Canada were recognized on this year's list.
"We've seen a significant increase in the number of organizations that are incorporating environmental values into their culture," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc. "These organizations recognize the importance of environmental values to their employees and customers - their initiatives read like a catalogue of best-practices."
Now in its third year, the Canada's Greenest Employers competition grew out of two remarkable speeches given by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Al Gore at the annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project in 2006 and 2007. "The competition is unique in that our editorial team takes the time to write out detailed Reasons for Selection, explaining why every winner was chosen," says Tony Meehan, Publisher of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "This provides transparency in the selection process and inspires other employers to emulate their best-practices, raising the bar for everyone."
This year's list includes some of Canada's best-known employers, plus more than a few less-familiar organizations with remarkable environmental initiatives that the editorial team wanted to recognize. The resulting list offers readers hundreds of great ideas that the winning employers have successfully put in place. A full list of their projects and the editors' detailed Reasons for Selection can be viewed at: http://www.CanadasTop100.com/environmental
The 2010 winners are (in alphabetical order):
Abbotsford Community Services
ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
BC Public Service
Bell Aliant Regional Communications
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Busby Perkins+Will Architect Co.
Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.
Compass Group Canada
Davis + Henderson LP
Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
Home Depot Canada, The
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Loblaw Companies Limited
McGill University Health Centre
Mountain Equipment Co-op
New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Ontario Public Service
Patient News Publishing Inc.
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
Research In Motion Limited
Royal Bank of Canada
Sapient Canada, Inc.
SAS Institute Canada, Inc.
State Farm Insurance
Steam Whistle Brewing
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
TD Bank Financial Group
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto, City of
University of Alberta
University of Victoria
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Whistler, Resort Municipality of
SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information: Richard Yerema, (416) 964-6069 x1457