WWF-Canada recognizes corporate conservation champions for 2015

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Five outstanding companies have been recognized by WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Work program for their efforts in spearheading innovative employee engagement and sustainability initiatives in the workplace.

"WWF-Canada is pleased to recognize the exceptional work these conservation champions have done to bring sustainability to life in their workplaces," said David Miller, President and CEO, WWF-Canada. "They inspire others in their own companies, and beyond, and deserve our appreciation."

For WWF's Living Planet @ Work (LP@W) program, 2015 was a year of celebration, innovation, and excitement. Across the country, LP@W champions found ways to engage, and empower their colleagues to take environmental action and raise funds for WWF.

On November 26 at our Annual Public Meeting, WWF-Canada was proud to recognize some of our top champions – the cream of the crop – who have gone the extra mile to create positive change in their companies, while supporting the important conservation work of WWF.

WWF-Canada's LP@W Award winners are:

  • Co-Champions of the Year : Sandra Piroteala and Alison Clubb, Bullfrog Power
  • Green Teams of the Year: General Mills Canada and Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc.
  • Company of the Year: Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
  • Top Fundraiser for the 2015 Spring Things Campaign: Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
  • Winner of HP's Change the Equation Sustainability Reporting Contest: Watters Environmental Group Inc.

"We're thrilled that WWF-Canada has named us Living Planet @ Work Company of the Year for a second year! We really value our relationship with WWF; their programs provide a great focal point for our employee engagement and environmental fundraising efforts. We look forward to continuing our participation in Living Planet @ Work in 2016!" said Melissa Jacobs, Manager, Sustainability, from Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP.

Living Planet @ Work (LP@W) was launched in 2011 with the support of HP Canada to empower environmentally-minded employees to lead footprint reduction initiatives, sustainability awareness campaigns and fundraising for conservation. Today, over 1,100 champions from more than 900 companies are using the program and taking action for the good of business and the planet. In 2015 alone, workplaces across the country raised over $170,000 for WWF's conservation efforts. As of today, almost $700,000 has been raised for WWF's work through the Living Planet @ Work program.

World Wildlife Fund Canada: WWF-Canada is part of WWF (World Wildlife Fund), one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organizations. WWF-Canada has close to 50 years of experience implementing science-based knowledge and research into on-the-ground projects. WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. Visit wwf.ca for more information.

SOURCE WWF-Canada

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For further information: Tammy Thorne, Snr. Manager Communications, WWF-Canada, 416-347-1894

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