By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Following PwC’s t recent recognition as one of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians for 2012 and Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012, the comapny has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2012. There were several initiatives and firm programs that helped PwC win this award and hey include:
- The fact that in the last fiscal year, PwC increased the use of recycled paper throughout the firm and PwC saw a reduction of paper usage by 11% or 7,433 thousands of sheets.
- The new PwC Tower at 18 York Street in Toronto that was constructed with a commitment to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. Some of the sustainable features of the building include a green roof and an urban forest. The tower consumers 30% less energy through high-efficiency heating, under-floor air supply chilled water thermal storage and intelligent lighting.
- PwC’s activities in Green Week, an initiative that takes place in offices across Canada promoting environmental awareness and encouraging sustainability practices both in and outside of the workplace.
James Temple, Director of Corporate Responsibility, PwC, and Leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation explains the company philosophy:
“Embedding good environmental practices into all of the firm’s operations is an essential component of our corporate responsibility initiatives,” he said. “At the core of our environmental programs is a network made up of 14 local environmental committees across 22 offices in Canada. This is entirely volunteer driven by our employees.”