Veridian Corporation
Veridian employee on the company headquarters' rooftop, which now features a solar array that can provide power for up to 20 homes

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

Here are some of the reasons why Veridian Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Veridian encourages alternative transportation wherever possible, including participation in online Smart Commute carpool (with reserved parking for car-poolers), two electric vehicle charging stations, a transit subsidy program, bicycle parking and a head office bike lending program
  • Veridian employees act as Conservation Ambassadors at various community events to encourage customers to reduce energy consumption, including championing the "peaksaverPLUS" program that lets customers see their consumption (and energy costs) in real-time though the installation of a free portable meter
  • Veridian's newest addition to its head office building is constructed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification (pending) -- the company also maintains a solar panel installation on the building's rooftop, generating enough power for approximately 20 average households
  • Veridian offers employees interest-free loans for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances for their homes or for the purchase of an energy efficient automobiles, electric bikes or scooters
Veridian employees taking part in a community clean-up

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Ajax ON, Belleville ON, Gravenhurst ON
Full-time employees in Canada 224
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President of Operations
Unique green initiatives head office bicycle lending program, and the Conservation Champion program to recognize business customers for their conservation efforts, electric charging stations, and preferred parking for carpoolers
In-house waste reduction and recycling In-house waste reduction and recycling includes
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Green community initiatives Bike to Work, Pollution Probe's Clean Air Commute, Carpool Week, Smart Commute
Head office LEED Pending
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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