Recognizing the employers that lead the nation in incorporating environmental values into their corporate culture
Now entering its 8th 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 press release issued on April 22, 2014 announcing this year's winners.
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. Our editors publish these reasons to provide transparency in the selection of winners and to raise the bar for other employers to follow these initiatives.
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 feature published in the Globe announcing our 2014 winners.
Any employer operating in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
Our 2015 winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. 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.
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.
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 feature published in the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Read the press release issued on April 22, 2014 announcing this year's winners.
Our detailed 2014 Reasons for Selection are now available. Click below to read why each employer was selected. (in alphabetical order)