Here is the 9th edition of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This list was announced on Earth Day April 22, 2015. Any employer of any size (public or private) may apply for this competition as long as they operate in Canada. This editorial competition is organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and the winners were selected with the help of the Globe and Mail.
The employers in this list “lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.” These employers attract talent due to their environmental leadership. They were selected based on their environmental initiatives and programs as well as their success in reducing their own environmental footprint. Part of the selection criteria involves the extent to which they have involved employees in their programs and the extent to which these initiatives are linked to their public identity.
Here is an alphabetized list of the greenest employers in Canada:
Amec Foster Wheeler NCL Limited
ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
Arc’Teryx Equipment Inc.
Assiniboine Credit Union Limited
BC Housing Management Commission
BC Public Service
BMO Financial Group
Connect First Credit Union
Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia / ICBC
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Ladysmith, Town of
LUSH Handmade Cosmetics Ltd.
Nature Conservancy of Canada, The / NCC
Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
Oakville, Corporation of the Town of
Ontario Public Service / OPS
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.
Provincial Health Services Authority / PHSA
PWC / PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Red River College
Rogers Communications Inc.
Siemens Canada Limited
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
TD Bank Group
Toyota Canada Inc.
UBC / University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
University of Northern British Columbia / UNBC
University of Toronto
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancouver Island Health Authority / VIHA
Vancouver, City of
Xerox Canada Inc.
YMCA of Greater Toronto
To read the rational for each of the above selections click here.