IKEA Canada recognized as One of Canada's Greenest Employers for a 4th Time Around
BURLINGTON, ON, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - In the 60's Bob Dylan wrote a
song titled 4th Time Around. The lyrics from the song; "Don't forget everybody must give something
back for something they get" resonate with IKEA Canada, who has been
recognized today as one of Canada's Greenest employers for the fourth
consecutive year. This special designation recognizes employers that lead the nation in
creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
This year, IKEA was recognized for its international partnerships with
UNICEF, Save the Children and WWF, long-standing national partnerships
with Tree Canada and Make-A-Wish Canada, in-store recycling programs,
sustainable building practices, environmental store audits, mandatory
environmental training programs and sustainable procurement guidelines.
"Receiving recognition as one of Canada's Greenest Employers is truly an
honour as it reflects our passion for building a successful business on
the foundation of responsible practices," says Kerri Molinaro,
President of IKEA Canada. "I wish to congratulate all our coworkers for
this award as they demonstrate a commitment to sustainability that is
parallel to our organization's dedication."
Each month co-workers are challenged to raise their store's diversion
rate and to recycle as many materials as possible. IKEA Canada is
committed to increased waste diversion by sorting materials destined
for reuse, recycle or energy recovery, by keeping them out of the
Throughout April, co-workers are participating in Earth Day activities,
including the 2nd annual Recycle Build-Off Competition. This competition encourages
co-workers to build a product using recycled materials or products from
IKEA's iconic AS-IS or Builders' Corner. It also raises awareness that
there are many alternatives besides the landfill for products at the
end of their lifecycle; materials should flow in a never-ending loop.
To read more on Mediacorp's editorial selection of IKEA in their 2012
Greenest Employer list, visit www.eluta.ca/green-at-ikea-canada.
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 325 stores in 40
countries worldwide, which are visited by 734 million people every
year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 25 million
people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 904
million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to
offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so
low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on
IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE IKEA Canada
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