Hats off to our 2017 Living Planet @Work award winners
WWF-Canada is proud to celebrate the people and organizations that have stepped up to protect nature at a time when, as made evident by the
Living Planet Report Canada, wildlife need our help. Congratulations to our 2017 Living Planet @ Work winners – you inspire us all. Living Planet Report Canada, wildlife need our help. Congratulations to our 2017 Living Planet @ Work winners – you inspire us all.
As BMO’s program manager for environmental engagement and awareness, Izabela Popova went above and beyond to inspire her colleagues to take environmental action.
For Earth Hour, Popova helped ensure the lights went out in a record 49 BMO buildings around the world and more than 100 North American branches. She also held documentary screenings for Earth Week and World Water Day and launched a waste reduction campaign to reduce plastics and disposable cups. Her efforts promoting the CN Tower Climb for Nature helped BMO raise more than $7,500, putting them among the top 10 corporate fundraisers.
“I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and delighted that we’re helping to make a difference for people, wildlife and the planet,” says Popova, who credits her success to patience, persistence and creativity.
Excellence in Environmental Employee Engagement
When an employee survey showed that Procter & Gamble Canada could do more to emphasize the importance of sustainability at the office, the company’s president and members of the Sustainability Network rolled up their sleeves.
I'm so proud to work for a company that sees sustainability initiatives as both a responsibility and an opportunity. This award recognizes all the passion and hard work that our team has invested into our employee engagement initiatives.
To help reach their goal of zero waste, P&G created new waste bin signs that were deployed across P&G Canada and shared with more than 25 other organizations, helping thousands of employees divert more recyclables from landfill. They also marked Earth Day with a sustainability fair, at which WWF-Canada and other environmental groups shared information with staff. The hard work paid off: Their 2017 employee survey showed a significant jump in sustainability scores. The head office also signed up for its first CN Tower Climb, recruiting 30 climbers and raising $5,500.
“I'm so proud to work for a company that sees sustainability initiatives as both a responsibility and an opportunity,” says Joyce Law, who heads up P&G Canada’s Sustainability Network. “This award recognizes all the passion and hard work that our team has invested into our employee engagement initiatives.”
Distinction in Workplace Giving for Nature
This year, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) CEO Gord Hicks challenged the company’s Canadian staffers to raise $20,000 for the CN Tower Climb. They didn’t disappoint.
Led by LP@W champion Eric Mercey, BGIS employees organized a raffle, a bake sale, a pep rally and a visit from the WWF panda mascot. This enthusiastic group even recruited BGIS partners and suppliers to their climbing team. As a result, Hicks and more than 50 supporters climbed the CN Tower, exceeding their fundraising goal.
“It is a fantastic event,” Hicks says. “I am proud of the contributions of our team to ensuring habitat sustainability.”
Of course, the biggest winner was nature. Thank you to all our LP@W champions across the country for the incredible work you do.