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Stantec named one of Canada’s greenest employers

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 23, 2014 - 4:08 PM |

2014 marks fourth year design firm honoured for green initiatives

For the fourth year in a row, Stantec has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes employers with robust environmental programs and policies that actively involve their employees.

Headquartered in Edmonton, Stantec’s Sudbury office has 70 employees. The Sudbury team participates in a number of green initiatives, including: Office waste, computer and battery recycling, carpooling and participation in the company’s Cool Commute Challenge to reduce single-vehicle use.

“To be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four years running shows that the environmental practices we’ve worked so hard to put in place, and the culture we work to promote, are taking hold,” said Tino DiManno, executive vice-president of Stantec.

“At Stantec, our promise is to design with community in mind. Part of that promise is ensuring that we take a balanced approach to the work we do — one that takes into account economic, social and environmental values.”

“It’s great to be recognized for our efforts, but we remain focused on getting even better,” says Lise Beutel, Stantec’s full-time senior sustainability specialist.

“For example, we’ve set targets for reducing the impacts of our operations – including energy use, GHG emissions, waste, and paper use.”

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