Climate change hot topic for employers

Try to weave environmental initiatives into corporate culture
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2011

When Cenovus was being set up as an integrated oil company in 2009, a variety of options were considered for where to house its environment and sustainability function, according to Jon Mitchell, Calgary-based team lead for environment strategy and policy.

It could have been placed in the legal function with a due diligence focus, in the communications function driven by stakeholders or as a stand-alone function.

Ultimately, none of those options were appealing to the 4,000-employee company, so it decided to pair the environment function with the strategic planning function of the organization.