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Awards and Recognition
The Clean16 2013 Award
HP Canada is proud to announce that Lloyd Bryant & Frances Edmonds have been named as members of Canada’s Clean 16 - leaders in the IT sector & part of the Clean 50.
Lloyd Bryant VP & General manager Printing & Personal systems and environmental programs and Frances Edmonds Director of Environmental programs are a one-two punch: driving extensive sustainability efforts internally at HP, while also providing external leadership through Lloyd’s role as chair of both EPSC and EPRA and Frances’ partnering with WWF to create a unique program that helps Canadian businesses of all sizes “green” their organizations including developing a first formal sustainability report.
“We are of course very honored to receive this award and look forward to working with the other honorees to keep the momentum going and make a real difference to sustainability in Canada”, said Lloyd.
“These exceptional Clean50 honorees have not only succeeded in identifying opportunities for innovation and improvements, they have actually delivered them, in many instances giving their organizations strategic advantages over their competitors, while also delivering a net benefit for the planet”, said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group, and Founder of the Canada’s Clean50 Awards. A complete list of Clean50 Honorees can be viewed online at www.clean50.ca .
Canada’s Greenest Employers of 2014
For the seventh year in a row, HP Canada is proud to share our recently announced recognition as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2014! This award recognizes organizations that have taken the lead in creating a culture of environmental awareness and embedding sustainability in the workplace.
Why does this matter?
“Corporate Social responsibility is key to our business success – we have a long history of doing well by doing good. There are many ways in which this is critical to our continued success. We are thrilled with this recognition of the many actions we take to lead in this area.”
- Lloyd Bryant VP & General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems & Environmental Programs and Managing Director, HP Canada
Some of the reasons why HP Canada was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers 2014 as quoted from the Canada’s Top 100 Website:
- organizes a number of initiatives for Earth Week such as an employee-run bike tune-up clinic where every bike brought in was tuned and cleaned free of charge, and in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority last year, over 20 employees attended an informational seminar and helped to build 10 bat boxes which were later installed on the company's grounds.
- hosted its own electronics recycling event for employees as well as inviting other local businesses to drop-off their unwanted electronics for proper disposal -- the Environmental Team also organizes tours of the recycling facility to showcase how used electronics are recycled.
- through its longstanding "HP Planet Partners" program, the company recycles its original inkjet and laser cartridges as well as all brands of computer hardware and rechargeable batteries, ensuring that all returned products are recycled properly (in Canada, the company even offers free return and recycling of signs and banners made on HP technology).
- has established a complete design strategy for its new products that seeks to decrease the impact of their products across the entire electronic life cycle, including materials selected, energy used, manufacturing processes, packaging, distribution, energy and resources used during its useful life, followed by end-of-life management.
- constructed in 1993, prior to the inception of LEED certifications, the head office features a number of energy saving and environmentally-friendly features, including motion-sensitive lighting, rain-sensitive lawn sprinkling system (ensuring the lawn is watered only when needed), state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning systems and even a partial green roof -- and is situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to an environmentally-protected ravine, where the company planted more than 26,000 trees and shrubs to enhance the surrounding woodlands -- the company's unique head office was recently recognized by the Greening Corporate Ground Program.
Greening Corporate Grounds
In April 2013, HP received its Turquoise certification through the Greening Corporate Grounds Program, a program run by Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation that helps corporations, businesses and institutions take environmentally positive steps to enhance their landscape.
HP Canada’s Environmental Milestones
See a running total of all our environmental achievements since 1939.
Learn more about Canada's Environmental Milestones.