CALGARY, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's 2012 Environmental Employers of the Year (EEYA) have been named, with companies from across the country winning the top
The five winners, in no order, are:
The Awards, presented by Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada, recognize excellence in human resource practices from employers who
operate within Canada's environment industry. The Awards showcase
innovation in employee engagement that contributes to overall
organizational success within an ever-growing industry.
"We want to celebrate human resource achievements in an industry that
continues to expand with high expectations of both companies and
employees," says Grant Trump, President of ECO Canada, adding, "The Awards provide companies the opportunity to engage their
staff and gain vital feedback on HR practices. This contributes greatly
to the continued growth and vitality of Canada's environment industry."
The top honours are based on the results of a company employee
satisfaction survey that is administered and analyzed by ECO Canada. A
committee of HR professionals from across Canada then evaluates both
the organization's HR practices and employee satisfaction results to
distinguish the winners.
"We are so thrilled and honoured, and have worked so hard to improve our
practices. Participating in the [EEYA] process for the past three years
has been so valuable to us." says Karin Hedetniemi, Director of Business and Human Resources at Inside
The Awards will be formally presented to the winners at a luncheon in Vancouver on March 13, 2012. This event, though not formally connected, runs concurrent with GLOBE 2012, the international conference and tradeshow for environmental
sustainability and social responsibility.
Mike Harcourt, former premier of British Columbia, Mayor of Vancouver
and City Councillor, will present a keynote address on Environmental
Leadership at the luncheon.
For more information on the awards, please visit eco.ca/awards.
Interviews and photo opportunities will be available with the award
winners, Mike Harcourt and Grant Trump at the presentation. Please contact Kayley Brooks at ECO Canada to confirm an interview time
at the event.
About ECO Canada:
ECO Canada develops programs that help individuals build meaningful
environmental careers, provides employers with resources to find and
keep the best environmental practitioners, and informs educators and
governments of employment trends to ensure the ongoing prosperity of
this growing sector. ECO Canada is funded in part by the Government of
Canada's Sector Council Program. For more information please visit: www.eco.ca.
SOURCE ECO Canada
For further information:
Kayley Brooks - Senior Manager Marketing, ECO Canada
Inside Education - Becky Hall, Communications Manager
EDI Environmental Dynamics - Bob Redden, President
Transfert Environnement - Cédric Bourgeois, President,
Langley Environmental Partners Society - Nichole Marples, Executive Director
SIMS Recycling Solutions - Katrina Marten