Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
Arc'Teryx designer Greg Grenzke, head of the company's Ascent menswear line

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc. was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Arc'Teryx's head office features an employee lounge complete with foosball, table tennis and board games -- employees also have free access to an onsite fitness facility with instructor-led classes, exercise equipment and even an indoor bouldering cave for climbing enthusiasts
  • Arc'Teryx encourages employees to save for the future with matching RSP contributions and offers referral bonuses (to $1,000) for employees who successfully refer a new candidate
  • Arc'Teryx encourages employees to further develop their skills with in-house training programs, subsidies for professional accreditation and tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions
Description.

Highlights

Industry Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1989
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Amer Sports
Parent company head office North Vancouver, BC
Full-time employees in Canada 700
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Average age of employees in Canada 41.72
Longest serving employee 23 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Arc'Teryx works closely with Wisenet Environmental Inc. and follows the Closed Loop Environmental and Recovery (CLEAR) program, which helps employees easily understand how to properly manage their work waste through a series of colour coded bins, visible signage and training -- employees have helped the company achieve impressive waste diversion rates of over 90 percent
  • Arc'Teryx takes a long term view of its manufactured products, offering a lifetime warranty policy for its gear and worldwide repair services to help ensure gear lasts longer
  • Arc'Teryx employees help organize a number of community initiatives throughout the year, including the annual Bike to Work Week in the spring and fall and the North Shore Mountain Bike Association, with employees gathering annually to help build and maintain the company-sponsored Dreamweaver Trail on Fromme Mountain
Description.

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Full-time employees in Canada 700
Employee green team Sustainability Task Force
Unique green initiatives offers a lifetime warranty policy its gear and supports with repair services worldwide (helps gear last longer and eliminate unnecessary replacement), uses 100 percent recyclable shrink wrap for shipping, "Bluesign" system partner (industry initiative to develop sustainable textile production), the "Chemicals Management Working Group" to proactively work with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure the use of safer chemicals, Arc'teryx's parent company (Amer Sports) conducts an annual carbon footprint audit that covers all aspects of the business, including energy consumption, travel, water, waste, chemical usage and paper consumption
In-house waste reduction and recycling metals, organics, leftover fabric
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Bike to Work Week (employees participate in spring and fall rides), Wild Bird Conservatory Clean-up (employee volunteers help clean beaches and shoreline of the nearby conservatory), North Shore Bike Association's Trail Builder Program (to ensure sustainable trail construction techniques are followed) and the Trail Adoption Program (adopted the Dreamweaver Trail on Fromme Mountain), Conservation Alliance, which is a group of outdoor industry companies banding together to protect outdoor spaces (over 17 million hectares and over 4,730 kilometres of rivers and five dedicated marine reserves have been protected thus far), European Outdoor Conservation Association (works to protect wild areas in Europe)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, recycled floor finishing and furniture coverings, skylights on second floor for greater use of natural lighting, efficient light fixtures, wastewater heat exchanger, water retention gardens to capture storm water, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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