April 18, 2023
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO — For the fifth year in row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. The national recognition reflects Laurier’s continued commitment to its sustainability-focused programs and initiatives, progress in reducing its carbon footprint, and the degree to which sustainability has become a part of Laurier’s workplace culture, spanning operations, academics and community partnerships.
“Being selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for five consecutive years showcases the commitment of students, staff, and faculty in embracing a culture of sustainability that is integrated into daily campus operations and achieved through ongoing engagement,” said Eric Meliton, manager of the Sustainability Office at Laurier. “Laurier continues to provide opportunities that foster sustainability in our social, environmental, economic and academic practices that encourage better ways of living and working across our campuses and within our host communities. We are excited to receive this recognition alongside members of our Laurier community.”The annual Canada’s Greenest Employers competition is part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers initiative, led by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Laurier has been named one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for consecutive years and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by the same organization.
“Laurier continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to a culture of sustainability,” said Pamela Cant, Laurier’s chief human resources and equity officer. “We are proud to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, which is a reflection of the efforts and dedication of our faculty, staff and students to make a positive impact in our local and global communities.”
Highlights of Laurier’s sustainability initiatives include:
Read more about Laurier’s sustainability goals in the university’s Sustainability Action Plan.
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