EllisDon One of Canada’s Most Eco-Friendly Companies for Second Straight Year

Construction company included on 'The Green 30' list of organizations with eco-friendly
programs and practices for second year in a row

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 28 /CNW/ - EllisDon was named today as one of Canada's "Greenest" companies for the second year in a row. The ranking was announced as part of Aon Hewitt's Green Index which measures employees' perceptions of their employer's environmental initiatives. Aon Hewitt's Green Index focuses on the strategic initiatives of employers to minimize the environmental impact of their operations. The Index and The Green 30 list were developed as part of the 2011 Best Employers in Canada study which surveyed over 130,000 employees at more than 250 organizations. The full ranking will appear in the May 9th edition of Maclean's magazine available on newsstands today.

According to Neil Crawford, Aon Hewitt's leader of the Best Employers in Canada study: "Our findings show that employees really see the difference when their employer is focused on developing and implementing environmentally-conscious policies and practices." He goes on to say that these policies can possibly even help with growth and retention: "Effective green programs and practices may persuade certain employees to join or stay with an organization."

Throughout the months of March and April, EllisDon's Sustainable Building Services department initiated a friendly company-wide competition encouraging each regional and site office to participate in an event contributing to environmental initiatives such as tree planting and local park clean-ups.

Cameron Blair, EllisDon's Manager of Sustainable Building Services, Eastern Canada, states: "For the second year in a row, we are proud and honoured to be recognized by Aon Hewitt and Maclean's as one of 'The Green 30'. This would not be possible without a strong commitment from our employees in embracing environmental stewardship as part of the corporate culture. We plan to continue embarking on initiatives that minimize the environmental impact of our operation and differentiate EllisDon as a well-rounded leader in the construction industry."

About EllisDon
EllisDon is an employee-owned company delivering construction expertise and services to clients throughout the world. Completing in excess of $2.5 billion in new construction annually, EllisDon employs approximately 1,000 people and has a presence in North America, as well as offices in the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative practices. Offering not only construction and project management services but now a growing range of construction consulting services including ICT, Building Information Modeling, Sustainable Building and Facilities Management, EllisDon is behind some of the most exciting and innovative projects in the world. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

SOURCE EllisDon Corporation

For further information:

Paula Suitor
EllisDon Corporation
Phone: (905) 896-8900
Fax: (905) 896-8911
89 Queensway Ave West
Suite 800
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2V2



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