Green recognition a mere whisper

Even among eco-friendly employers there’s not a huge push for green products
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2008

Inside a small but growing number of Canadian organizations, sustainability and environmental concerns are giving life to diverse green initiatives.

From commuting challenges and energy reduction programs to ethical sourcing policies, organizations at the forefront of this movement say environmental concerns are increasingly influencing the way they do things.

But not necessarily things related to recognition. Whether it’s because of “silo thinking” or because recognition is a relatively minor concern within an organization, even employers that promote environmental awareness have little to say about the ways their recognition awards or programs are green. Some chalk it up to a lack of interest.