April 19, 2021 By PrintAction Staff
With millions of Canadians working away from their normal workplaces the past year, many of the country’s most sustainable organizations have responded by helping employees to reduce their personal environmental footprint and make environmentally conscious decisions in their lives outside work. The best of the initiatives are being recognized, as Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2021 were recently announced by Mediacorp Canada, organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.
“The strength of this competition has always been in providing practical examples of what’s possible,” says Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “We can all play a role in building sustainable futures, both for ourselves and the generations to come. This year’s winners demonstrate the importance of individual action as well as the greater impact of collective contributions.”
Now in its 14th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers leading the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. Winning employers, selected by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, are evaluated using four main criteria:
1) the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed;
2) the extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization’s own environmental footprint;
3) the degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and
4) the extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees and clients to the organization.
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