Winners of the 12th annual Canada’s Greenest Employers competition presented by Mediacorp Canada Inc., feature companies that create a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
This year’s list recognizes a varied group of winners in provinces across the country, including real estate industry leaders Cadillac Fairview, Minto Group Inc., Triovest Realty Advisors Inc., and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Schools such as The University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University, facilities such as YMCA of Greater Toronto and municipalities, such as The City of Vancouver also made the cut. Diamond Schmitt Architects has been selected for the fourth year in a row.
“As more young people enter the workforce, more employers are realizing the importance of having sustainable workplaces,” says Richard Yerema, managing editor of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Young employees ask themselves ‘what will my world look like in 20 years?’ – and they expect their employers to do things differently for a better future. As editors, we now see deep support for sustainability across almost every industry – you can see it in the variety of employers on this year’s list.”
Canada’s Greenest Employers share four major traits: unique environmental initiatives or programs, involving employees in these programs, success in reducing their environmental footprint and linking environmental initiatives to its public identity and attracting new people.
For a full list of the winners, and to learn more about their initiatives, and the reasons they were selected by editors click here.
The competition’s 2020 application is now available.