CLEAN AND GREEN AWARD NOMINATION

We are very proud to be nominated for the Clean and Green Award by the Mississauga Board of Trade. This award recognizes a large or small Mississauga based business that made a significant long-term commitment to the environment and their corporate social responsibility exceed normal practices. Managing sustainability and our carbon impact is at the core of our business and we strive to have a broader impact on our community.

CLIMATE SMART 2020

As a first step in building our green business plan, we participated in the Climate Smart Program 2018 , aimed at increasing resiliency and unlocking climate action among Ontario’s businesses. We introduced a number of operational and behavioral changes to reduce energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint overtime.

REDUCTION STRATEGIES & INITIATIVES

23%
Reduction CO2e
4.6
Tonnes CO2e Per Year
115000
kWh Per Year
$21000
Per Year
Turn-It-Off

Turn it Off

Campaign introduced to increase energy savings.
No-Idling

Car Idling Policy

Implemented for a healthier work environment and reduced air pollution.
Recycled-Paper

Paper Reduction

Switched to 100% recycled paper
for printing and office use.

LED LIGHTING RETROFITS

We updated our main facility at Meadowpine with a full LED lighting installation, that dramatically reduced our energy consumption and our costs. We plan on updating all our offices with LED lighting in the last quarter of 2019

THE GREEN TEAM

We created green teams at our four facilities, who meetup every month to discuss electricity, heating and waste consumption over the month. The teams also organize campaigns to engage employees in the company’s sustainability initiatives 

Being climate smart lines up with our Company values and just makes sense to do our part. The future of our planet is counting on us to show other organizations it can be done.

Heather Collins
General Manager, John Brooks Company