TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Partners in Project Green, an initiative
of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Greater
Toronto Airports Authority, runs the People Power Challenge - an annual
competition in which businesses work to earn points for driving
sustainable actions among their employees. Another exciting year of the
People Power Challenge has just come to a close. This competition
resulted in engaged employees, idea generation, and sustainability
improvements for all the Challengers, but in the end, only two
companies can take home the top prize. The winners are:
Large Enterprise: Menkes Property Management Services Ltd.
Small-to-Medium Size Enterprise: Velcro Canada Inc.
Each company receives $2,500 and a plaque commemorating their win. The
prizes will be presented by Toby Lennox, Chair of the Partners in
Project Green Steering Committee and Vice President of Strategy
Development and Stakeholder Relations at the Greater Toronto Airports
Authority on November 7.
Throughout the year, 10 companies competed in three challenges - Green
Procurement, Green Building, and Transportation. In each challenge,
companies worked to engage their staff in environmental sustainability,
which allowed them to Identify and implement ways to reduce costs and
improve environmental performance.
Menkes Property Management Services Ltd. took home the top prize in the
Large Enterprise category in all three sub-challenges this year.
"Menkes Property Management Services Ltd. continues to strive for
excellence in all avenues of sustainability. We are proud to accept
this honour as Grand Champion of the People Power Challenge program."
Says Elena Muto, General Manager of 4711 Yonge Street, Menkes Property
Management Services Ltd. At Menkes, we recognize the importance of our
daily decisions and how they affect the environment and spaces we
In the Small-to-Medium Sized category, Broan NuTone Canada won the Green
Procurement Challenge, but Velcro Canada Inc. swept ahead in the Green
Building and Transportation Challenges to take the Grand Prize. "Velcro
Canada Inc. has always placed a strong emphasis on sustainability.
Winning the Green Transportation and the overall challenges to obtain
Grand Champion title is an honor. It definitely reinforces that we are
moving in the right direction and motivates us to continue looking for
more ways to become sustainable," says Tal Rafailov, Strategic Project
Manager, Velcro Canada.
Congratulations to all of the businesses who participated in the 2013
People Power Challenge:
Broan NuTone Canada
Canadian Tire (Brampton Distribution Centre)
Candian Tire (AJ Billes Distribution Centre)
Husky Injection Molding Systems
Ontario Natural Food Co-op
Region of Peel
Trillium Health Partners
The details of the 2014 People Power Challenge will be released in the
coming months. Visit www.partnersinprojectgreen.com or contact Jennifer Taves at 416-661-6600 ext 5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
ABOUT PARTNERS IN PROJECT GREEN
Partners in Project Green is a growing community of businesses working
together to green their bottom line by creating an internationally
recognized eco-business zone around Toronto Pearson. Through new forms
of business-to-business collaboration, Partners in Project Green
delivers programming that helps businesses reduce energy and resource
costs, uncover new business opportunities, and address everyday
operational challenges in a green and cost-effective manner.
SOURCE: Partners in Project Green
For further information:
Toronto and Region Conservation
416-661-6600 ext 5632