Building sustainability into a company requires commitment. These companies were judged on their success in fostering a culture of environmental awareness.
The editors at Mediacorp Canada, a Toronto-based publishing firm, selected Canada's Greenest Employers based on four main criteria: 1) the environmental programs they have developed; 2) the amount they have reduced the organization's environmental footprint; 3) the degree their employees are involved in these programs; and 4) the degree these initiatives have become part of the employer's public identity and attract new people to the organization.
Since the competition was launched in 2007, Richard Yerema, managing editor of Mediacorp, has observed a growing seriousness among firms building sustainability into their operations. Greening one's business requires focused and tangible goals and commitment in order to truly make a difference.
Employers apply for the Canada's Greenest Employers competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process.
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- Companies get creative to support their cyclists
- Sustainability runs deep in cereal-making family