Canada's Greenest Employers for 2010 Announced

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - This year's list of Canada's Greenest Employers was announced this morning by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. Fifty organizations across Canada were recognized on this year's list.

"We've seen a significant increase in the number of organizations that are incorporating environmental values into their culture," says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc. "These organizations recognize the importance of environmental values to their employees and customers - their initiatives read like a catalogue of best-practices."

Now in its third year, the Canada's Greenest Employers competition grew out of two remarkable speeches given by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Al Gore at the annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project in 2006 and 2007. "The competition is unique in that our editorial team takes the time to write out detailed Reasons for Selection, explaining why every winner was chosen," says Tony Meehan, Publisher of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "This provides transparency in the selection process and inspires other employers to emulate their best-practices, raising the bar for everyone."

This year's list includes some of Canada's best-known employers, plus more than a few less-familiar organizations with remarkable environmental initiatives that the editorial team wanted to recognize. The resulting list offers readers hundreds of great ideas that the winning employers have successfully put in place. A full list of their projects and the editors' detailed Reasons for Selection can be viewed at:

The 2010 winners are (in alphabetical order):

    Abbotsford Community Services
    Aeroplan LP
    ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
    Bayer Inc.
    BC Public Service
    Bell Aliant Regional Communications
    British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Busby Perkins+Will Architect Co.
    Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
    Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.
    Compass Group Canada
    Davis + Henderson LP
    Enbridge Inc.
    Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
    Enmax Corporation
    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
    Georgian College
    Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
    Home Depot Canada, The
    IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Loblaw Companies Limited
    LoyaltyOne, Inc.
    McGill University Health Centre
    Mountain Equipment Co-op
    New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
    Ontario Public Service
    Patient News Publishing Inc.
    Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
    Research In Motion Limited
    Royal Bank of Canada
    Sapient Canada, Inc.
    SAS Institute Canada, Inc.
    State Farm Insurance
    Steam Whistle Brewing
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    TD Bank Financial Group
    Toronto Hydro Corporation
    Toronto, City of
    University of Alberta
    University of Victoria
    Vancity Group
    Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
    Veridian Corporation
    Whistler Blackcomb
    Whistler, Resort Municipality of

SOURCE Mediacorp Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Richard Yerema, (416) 964-6069 x1457

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