Canada's Greenest Announced

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - The annual list of Canada's Greenest Employers
was announced this morning by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers
project. Thirty organizations across Canada have been singled out for honours
this year.
    "These employers lead the nation in bringing environmental values into
their culture," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc.
"We were impressed by the range of initiatives they have undertaken, as well
as their top-level commitment to environmental values even in challenging
economic times."
    This is the second year for the competition, which grew out of two
remarkable speeches given by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and former US
Vice-President Al Gore at the annual conference on the Canada's Top 100
Employers project in 2006 and 2007. "In challenging economic times, these
organizations remind us that environmentalism is not a flavour-of-the-month,"
says Tony Meehan, Publisher of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "These
organizations are more flexible, waste less and attract similar-minded
employees and clients, making them more likely to succeed when resources
become scarce."
    The winning employers include both public and private sector
organizations from almost every industry and region of Canada. The common
thread running through their selection is that each is a leader in its field
in making environmental values central to their corporate cultures. A full
list of their projects and the editors' detailed Reasons for Selection can be
viewed at:

    The 2009 winners are (in alphabetical order):

    Banff, Town of
    Bayer Inc.
    BC Public Service
    Busby Perkins+Will Architects, Inc.
    Cascades Inc.
    Enmax Corporation
    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
    Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
    HOK Canada, Inc.
    IBM Canada Ltd.
    IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
    Intrawest ULC at Whistler Blackcomb
    Jacques Whitford Limited
    McGill University
    Nature's Path Foods Inc.
    New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
    Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
    Royal Bank of Canada
    Sapient Canada, Inc.
    SAS Institute Canada, Inc.
    SaskEnergy Incorporated
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    TD Bank Financial Group
    Toronto Hydro Corporation
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
    University of Alberta
    Vancity Group
    Zerofootprint Inc.

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