Canada's Greenest Employers

Recognizing the employers that lead the nation in incorporating environmental values into their corporate culture

Background
Now entering its 7th year, the Canada's Greenest Employers competition is organized by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives — and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. This award grew out of two remarkable speeches given by Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at our annual conferences in 2006 and 2007. Prior to 2009, this award was called "Canada's Most Earth-Friendly Employers." Read the full press release, dated April 22, 2013, describing the key themes in this year's competition.

Selection Process
Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in terms of: (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 and whether they attract new people to the organization.

Reasons for Selection
The Canada's Greenest Employers competition is an editorial project, which means that you can read our editors' Reasons for Selection by clicking on each winner in the column at right. We publish these reasons to provide transparency in the selection of winners and to raise the bar, encouraging other employers to follow the worthy initiatives we have chronicled.

Editorial Partner
Our exclusive newspaper partner on this competition is The Globe and Mail, which publishes an extended editorial feature announcing the winners each year for Earth Day (April 22) — we are delighted to be working with the Globe's editorial team on this competition. Read the special editorial feature published in the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail on April 22, 2013, announcing this year's winners.

Eligibility Requirements
Any employer operating in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

2014 Competition
Our 2014 winners will be announced in a special editorial supplement to be published by The Globe and Mail on Earth Day, in April 2014. Full editorial calendar »

How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single application package for both competitions. Request an application.

Annual Conference
To learn more about this competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This conference is Canada's largest event for senior-level HR professionals and features case studies from Canada's Greenest Employers highlighting employers that have made their workplaces more environmentally sustainable, all presented in a commercial-free format.

Further Information
For more information on the Canada's Greenest Employers competition, please contact us.



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This year's winners were announced in a special editorial feature published in the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.


2013 WINNERS:

Our detailed 2013 Reasons for Selection are now available online.
Click below to read why each employer was selected.
(in alphabetical order)

Accenture Plc
ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
Assiniboine Credit Union Limited
Bayer Inc.
BC Hydro
BC Public Service
Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc.
ENMAX Corporation
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Georgian College
Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
Home Depot
Hydro Ottawa Limited
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Information Services Corporation / ISC
Keilhauer
KPMG LLP
Ladysmith, Town of
Loblaw Companies Limited
Lower Canada College
LoyaltyOne Inc.
Manitoba Hydro
National Capital Commission / NCC
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
Ontario Public Service / OPS
Perkins+Will Canada Corporation
Provincial Health Services Authority
PWC / PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
RBC / Royal Bank of Canada
Red River College
Rescan, an ERM Company
Rogers Communications Inc.
SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
SaskTel
Siemens Canada Limited
Sodexo Canada Ltd.
Stantec
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Symcor Inc.
TD Bank Group
TELUS Corporation
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. / TMMC
UBC / University of British Columbia
UNBC / University of Northern British Columbia
University of Alberta
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancouver, City of
Veridian Corporation
Whistler Blackcomb
YMCA of Greater Toronto
York University

  • Previous Winners
    • 2012
      • Bayer Inc.
      • BC Hydro
      • BC Public Service
      • Calgary Laboratory Services
      • CGA Association of Canada
      • Compass Group Canada
      • Corus Entertainment Inc.
      • Enbridge Inc.
      • ENMAX Corporation
      • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
      • Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
      • Georgian College
      • Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
      • Home Depot Canada, The
      • Hydro Ottawa Ltd.
      • IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
      • Information Services Corporation / ISC
      • KPMG LLP
      • Ladysmith, Town of
      • Loblaw Companies Limited
      • LoyaltyOne Inc.
      • Manitoba Hydro
      • McGill University Health Centre, The
      • Mountain Equipment Co-op
      • National Capital Commission
      • Nature's Path Foods Inc.
      • Ontario Public Service
      • Ottawa, City of
      • Perkins+Will Canada Corporation
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
      • Provincial Health Services Authority
      • Red River College
      • Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
      • Royal Bank of Canada
      • SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
      • SaskTel
      • Siemens Canada Limited
      • Sodexo Canada Ltd.
      • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
      • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
      • Symcor Inc.
      • TD Bank Group
      • TELUS Corporation
      • Toronto Hydro Corporation
      • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
      • Union Gas Limited
      • University of Alberta
      • University of British Columbia
      • University of Northern British Columbia
      • University of Toronto
      • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
      • Vancouver, City of
      • Veridian Corporation
      • Whistler Blackcomb
      • YMCA of Greater Toronto
    • 2011
      • Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
      • Bayer Inc.
      • BC Public Service
      • British Columbia Institute of Technology
      • Busby Perkins+Will Architect Co.
      • Certified General Accountants Assoc. of Canada
      • Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.
      • Compass Group Canada
      • Corus Entertainment Inc.
      • Davis + Henderson LP
      • Enbridge Inc.
      • Enmax Corporation
      • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
      • Georgian College
      • Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
      • Home Depot Canada, The
      • HP Advanced Solutions Inc.
      • Hydro Ottawa Ltd.
      • IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
      • KPMG LLP
      • Loblaw Companies Limited
      • LoyaltyOne, Inc.
      • Mars Canada Inc.
      • McGill University Health Centre, The
      • Nature's Path Foods Inc.
      • New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
      • Ontario Power Authority
      • Ontario Public Service
      • Red River College
      • Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
      • Research In Motion Limited (RIM)
      • Royal Bank of Canada
      • SAS Institute Canada, Inc.
      • SaskTel
      • Sims Recycling Solutions
      • Sodexo Canada Ltd.
      • Stantec Inc.
      • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
      • Sylvis Environmental Inc.
      • Symcor Inc.
      • TD Bank Financial Group
      • Toronto Hydro Corporation
      • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
      • University of Alberta
      • University of Victoria
      • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
      • Veridian Corporation
      • Waterloo, Regional Municipality of
      • Whistler Blackcomb
      • YMCA of Greater Toronto
    • 2010
      • Abbotsford Community Services
      • Aeroplan Canada
      • ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
      • Bayer Inc.
      • BC Public Service
      • Bell Aliant Inc.
      • British Columbia Institute of Technology
      • Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
      • Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.
      • Compass Group Canada
      • Davis + Henderson, Limited Partnership
      • Enbridge Inc.
      • Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
      • ENMAX Corporation
      • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
      • Georgian College
      • Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
      • Home Depot Canada, The
      • IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
      • KPMG LLP
      • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
      • Loblaw Companies Limited
      • LoyaltyOne Inc.
      • McGill University Health Centre, The
      • Mountain Equipment Co-op
      • New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
      • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, The / NAIT
      • Ontario Public Service
      • Patient News Publishing Inc.
      • Perkins+Will Canada Corporation
      • Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
      • Research In Motion Limited
      • Royal Bank of Canada
      • Sapient Canada, Inc.
      • SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
      • SaskTel
      • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
      • State Farm Insurance
      • Steam Whistle Brewing
      • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
      • TD Bank Group
      • Toronto Hydro Corporation
      • Toronto, City of
      • University of Alberta
      • University of Victoria
      • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
      • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
      • Veridian Corporation
      • Whistler Blackcomb
      • Whistler, Resort Municipality of
    • 2009
      • Banff, Town of
      • Bayer Inc.
      • BC Public Service
      • Cascades Canada Inc.
      • ENMAX Corporation
      • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
      • Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
      • HOK, Inc.
      • IBM Canada Ltd.
      • IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
      • KPMG LLP
      • McGill University
      • Nature's Path Foods Inc.
      • New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
      • Perkins+Will Canada Corporation
      • Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
      • Royal Bank of Canada
      • Sapient Canada, Inc.
      • SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
      • SaskEnergy Incorporated
      • SaskTel
      • Stantec Inc.
      • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
      • TD Bank Group
      • Toronto Hydro Corporation
      • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
      • University of Alberta
      • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
      • Whistler Blackcomb
      • Zerofootprint Inc.
    • 2008
      • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
      • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
      • Golder Associates Ltd.
      • Hewlett-Packard Canada Co.
      • HSBC Bank Canada
      • New Flyer Industries Canada ULC
      • Toronto Hydro Corporation
      • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
      • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
      • Whistler, Resort Municipality of
 

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