Symcor Inc.
Symcor employees on the Greater Toronto Area's green teams went back to school with TREC and Bullfrog Power to learn about renewable energy from the WindShare turbine at Toronto's Exhibition Place

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Symcor Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Across the company, Symcor engages its employees through a variety of communication initiatives including a dedicated green newsletter, corporate intranet, e-communications TV, email feedback, traditional bulletin boards and a traditional green suggestion box -- the company also celebrates its successes and individual achievements through a unique green awards display at its head office (called the Green Wall of Fame)
  • Symcor and its employees are active in communities across the country, supporting numerous environmental initiatives every year including the Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup, Acres for Atmosphere, Meadows for Monarchs, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), Living Planet@School, and World Wildlife Fund's Great Canadian River Shoreline Cleanup -- the company also offsets emissions from its print operations through the use of Bullfrog Power
  • Symcor supports a variety of in-house environmental initiatives including an extensive recycling program, offered in partnership with TerraCycle to capture non-conventional recyclables from flip-flops to candy wrappers to wine corks -- the company also offers a place for employees to recycle their old eyeglasses through the Lions Club RECYCLE for Sight program
Symcor employees on the GTA Environment Committees taking part in the Adopt-a-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme, volunteering to restore a wetland on the Toronto Zoo property

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 1,791
Employee green team Symcor Environmental Committee / Sustainable Action Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Executive CSR Committee
Formal strategy/policy name Symcor Environmental Policy
Green highlights numerous communications initiatives across the company (newsletters, corporate intranet, e-communications TV, dedicated Environmental Committee mailbox, traditional bulletin boards, green suggestion box, and a green awards display known as the "Green Wall of Fame"), unique space idea (called "The Nook") has been set-up in common areas where employees are free to drop-off used books, movies and music, allowing employees to share and recycle their used items and enjoy something that is new to them
Extended recycling organics, e-waste, catering utensil collection reuse program, milk bags and plastic bags, eyeglasses, cellphones, batteries, wine corks, pens and markers, inkjet cartridges, internal paperclip and elastic band reuse program, paper towels (partners with TerraCycle)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Hour and the Earth Hour Power Challenge (floors compete to maximize power reduction for the weekend of Earth Hour and the week following), hosts an annual Eco Fair during Earth Month, Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup, World Wildlife Foundation's Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (Mississauga), Toronto Zoo (Educational Greenhouse), Meadows for Monarchs, Acres for the Atmosphere, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (Calgary), Living Planet @ School
Head office LEED Gold
Building footprint includes electric vehicle charging stations, motion sensitive lighting and water fixtures, offsets emission from Mississauga print operations with Bullfrog Power, numerous energy efficient lighting upgrades, a member of a joint Environmental Committee that is comprised of the building's owner and other tenants at the head office, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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