Yesterday, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employer (2020).
CVC was recognized for its many green initiatives, including organic composting, an employee uniform recycling and re-use program and a green procurement policy that ensures selected suppliers reflect CVC’s commitment to the environment. CVC’s head office footprint includes a LEED Gold-certified building. It also features rainwater harvesting and a permeable parking lot that allows rainwater to filter into the ground, mimicking natural processes.
Each year, staff volunteer to remove one of the area’s most invasive plant species – garlic mustard. In total, employees have removed 1,224 kilograms of garlic mustard since 2012. CVC has plans to expand its current offering of electric vehicle charging stations and install an innovative “smart blue roof” to help manage stormwater onsite.
“This award is an incredible honour and a reflection of our passionate and dedicated team,” said Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer at CVC. “It’s critical that we lead by example and demonstrate, in our workplace, the commitment to the local environment that we continuously advance in the community.”
In addition to environmental initiatives, CVC is committed to giving back to the community by offering volunteer days for staff to help at the Eden Food Bank, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and many other organizations.
CVC continues to support municipalities and neighbours with vital services like flood warning and greening programs to mitigate and adapt to climate change. CVC is proud to work with partners in government and across the watershed to lead protection, restoration and enhancement of our natural environment.
Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Learn more about CVC’s accomplishments at https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-credit-valley-conservation.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains (“sheds”) into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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