VANCOUVER, April 22 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants
Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is delighted to be named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2011 by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
"We're happy to be recognized for our environmental efforts. Green
business is good business and that starts at the top, with our Board
and leadership team setting the environmental direction for the
organization," says Joyce Evans, CGA-Canada Board Chair. "We recognize
that engaging our employees to make small changes every day can add-up
to significant green achievements."
"It's fitting that today is Earth Day. We take a similar approach to
Earth Day's 'one billion acts of green,' with a focus on enabling
numerous small changes," says Anthony Ariganello, President and CEO of
CGA-Canada. "We continue to promote and develop initiatives that help
employees make greener choices."
CGA-Canada finds meaningful ways to incorporate environmental
considerations into day-to-day business with such initiatives as:
Recyclable furniture and flooring, with work surfaces made from 100%
pre-consumer recycled wood fiber
A lighting system with 44% fewer lamps than traditional systems
Use of environment-friendly cleaning products
Reduced paper product usage by providing ceramic kitchenware
Coffee-grounds composting program
Electronic device recycling program
An organized car-pool system
Increased natural light in office spaces
Now in its fifth year, Canada's Greenest Employers recognizes companies
that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness
in their organizations. The reasons for selection for each of Canada's
Greenest Employers are published online at www.canadastop100.com/environmental.
Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers
for the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have
developed; the extent to which they have been successful in reducing
the organization's own environmental footprint; the degree to which
their employees are involved in these programs and whether they
contribute any unique skills; and the extent to which these initiatives
have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they
attract new people to the organization.
CGA-Canada is also currently one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and
B.C.'s Top 55 Employers.
Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and
more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management
professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public
practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification
requirements and professional standards, offers professional
development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally.
For more information on CGA-Canada visit:
For further information:
Telephone: 604 605-5055
Cellular: 604 307-0212
Senior Communications Advisor
Telephone: 604 694-6700