Keilhauer Ltd.
Keilhauer employee at work   (Photo credit: Greig Reekie)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Keilhauer Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Keilhauer's longstanding Design for the Environment Team meets early in the design process to evaluate the impact of new products over the entire course of their practical lifespan, from material selection and manufacturing to product maintenance and end-of-life recycling and disposal -- all of the company's products are designed to be repairable and come with a 10-year warranty policy
  • Keilhauer continues to follow a goal of reaching zero waste to landfill through extensive recycling beyond municipally mandated minimums -- the firm collects everything from organics, batteries and e-waste to leather and all textiles for reuse -- additionally, the extensive textile recycling program includes donations to the Textile Museum of Canada (for fundraising), the Toronto District School Board (for educational purposes), the creation of smaller products such as leather pursues, or ultimately safely converted to electricity in partnership with Algonquin Power
Keilhauer employees during the company's quarterly party, celebrating accomplishments   ( Photo credit: Kristine Buban)

Highlights

Industry Furniture Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 235
Employee green team Design for Environment (DfE) Program Team (comprised of a broad spectrum of employees from manufacturing, engineering, sustainability, customer service, and others)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Sustainability Officer
Formal strategy/policy name Planet Keilhauer (sustainability policy to create a company that is "environmentally benign, socially progressive and economically successful")
Green highlights ongoing programs to track resource and energy use including water, air (addressing GHG emissions and indoor air quality), energy, and water, Design for Environment Program (in-house sustainable initiative to continually evaluate the environmental impacts of its products), offers a unique "Take-Back" program for one of its chairs (customers can return used chairs for proper disassembly and recycling) and has created online documents to help customers disassemble and properly recycle their used furniture, cafeteria replaced disposable cups and stir sticks with ceramic mugs and reusable cutlery
Extended recycling walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Building footprint includes cool (white) roof with high solar reflectivity and thermal emissivity featuring locally sourced calcite, green parking lot plan (developed with the University of Toronto's Landscape Research Centre and the Partners in Project Green initiative), LED lighting retrofits

The Career Directory

Keilhauer Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Keilhauer employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Furniture Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Purchasing Co-op Student, Industrial Engineer Intern, Sustainability Assistant, Customer Service Coordinator
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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