May 11, 2022
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the fourth year in a row, a reflection of the university’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 four consecutive years is a testament to Laurier's commitment to creating a culture of sustainability that is integrated into daily campus operations and achieved through student, staff and faculty engagement,” said Eric Meliton, manager of the Sustainability Office at Laurier. “Laurier strives to provide opportunities that foster sustainability in our social, environmental and economical practices and inspire greener ways of living across our campuses and within our host communities.”
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 four consecutive years and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by the same organization.
“Laurier has demonstrated 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 once again as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, which is a reflection of the efforts 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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