<i>Canada's Greenest Employers</i> announced

Competition assesses effect of programs on corporate footprint and employee attraction

Fifty organizations across Canada were recognized for their environmental initiatives as part of Canada's Greenest Employers.

"We've seen a significant increase in the number of organizations that are incorporating environmental values into their culture," said Richard Yerema, managing editor at Mediacorp Canada.

"These organizations recognize the importance of environmental values to their employees and customers — their initiatives read like a catalogue of best-practices."

Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in terms of:

• the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed

• the extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization's environmental footprint

• the degree to which employees are involved in the programs and whether they contribute any unique skills

• the extent to which initiatives have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they attract new people to the organization.

Canada's Greenest Employers competition, now in its third year, is unique in that the editorial team writes out detailed reasons for why each winner was chosen, said Tony Meehan, publisher of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

"This provides transparency in the selection process and inspires other employers to emulate their best-practices, raising the bar for everyone," he said.

A full list of their projects and the editors' detailed reasons for selection can be viewed online

The 2010 winners (in alphabetical order):

• Abbotsford Community Services

• Aeroplan

• ARAMARK Canada

• Bayer

• BC Public Service

• Bell Aliant Regional Communications

• British Columbia Institute of Technology

• Busby Perkins+Will Architect

• Certified General Accountants Association of Canada

• Christie Digital Systems Canada

• Compass Group Canada

• Davis + Henderson

• Enbridge

• Enermodal Engineering

• Enmax Corporation

• Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

• Georgian College

• Hewlett-Packard (Canada)

• Home Depot Canada

• IKEA Canada Limited Partnership


• Kwantlen Polytechnic University

• Loblaw Companies Limited

• LoyaltyOne

• McGill University Health Centre

• Mountain Equipment Co-op

• New Flyer Industries Canada ULC

• Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

• Ontario Public Service

• Patient News Publishing

• Rescan Environmental Services

• Research In Motion

• Royal Bank of Canada

• Sapient Canada

• SAS Institute Canada

• SaskTel

• Stantec

• State Farm Insurance

• Steam Whistle Brewing

• Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

• TD Bank Financial Group

• Toronto Hydro Corporation

• Toronto, City of

• University of Alberta

• University of Victoria

• Vancity Group

• Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

• Veridian

• Whistler Blackcomb

• Whistler, Resort Municipality of

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