CVC named one of Greenest Employers in Canada

MISSISSAUGA – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2021) for the second year in a row.

CVC was recognized for its many green initiatives, including electric vehicle charging stations, organic composting, an employee uniform recycling and re-use program, and the TerraCycle collection program for capturing additional recyclables such as pens and pencils.

CVC’s administration office includes a LEED Gold-certified building, a permeable parking lot that allows rainwater to filter into the ground, and the organization will be installing an innovative “smart blue roof” to manage stormwater onsite.

Each year, staff and volunteers participate in tree plantings, garbage clean-ups and the removal of invasive garlic mustard plants.

In total, employees have removed 3,175 kilograms of garlic mustard since 2012.

“It’s an honour to be named one of Canada’s greenest employers for a second year in a row,” said Deborah Martin-Downs, chief administrative officer at CVC.

“This award reflects the team’s passion and commitment to making a difference at our workplace and in the local environment.”

Giving back

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CVC continued its commitment of giving back to the community by supporting the Eden Food Bank, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Peel Children’s Aid Society and many other charitable organizations.

CVC continues to provide vital services like flood forecasting and warning, and greening programs to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a special publication of the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Criteria for the award include:

– physical workspace;

– workplace atmosphere;

– health, financial and family benefits;

– vacation and time off;

– employee communications;

– performance management;

– training and skills development; and

– community involvement.

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