June 18, 2020

Emterra Group continues to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Emterra Group continues to be named one of  Canada’s Greenest Employers

In a national competition designed to identify and showcase Canada’s Greenest Employers, Emterra Group continues to be included in this select category. Emterra is also leading the way in the waste resource recovery and recycling industry as the only organization in the sector to be selected for the award which is granted to some of Canada’s largest and most forward-thinking companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that Emterra Group has won this award.

“At Emterra Group, we have a saying, ‘think innovatively, transform waste into resources.’ For more than 40 years we have been reshaping the way consumers, businesses and municipalities manage waste,” explains Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group. “We work every day to be a positive example of environmental stewardship for our employees, our customers, our communities and the environment.” 

Applicants for the award are compared to other employers in their industry.

Winning employers, selected by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, are evaluated using four main criteria: (1) unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed; (2) whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint; (3) whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and (4) whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees or customers.

“Values and understanding shift with each generation” said Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers Project in their news release. “Environmental sustainability was once considered contrary to running a successful enterprise. However, within a generation we have witnessed a complete reversal — a focus on long term sustainability is not only necessary for the health of any organization but for society as a whole.”

“Employees expect that their employers live up to their values and at Emterra, we hold our sustainability value in the highest regard,” says Taura Caroscio, Emterra Group Director of Human Resources. “We are proud to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and, as we look to recruit top talent to our organization, we believe this gives us a competitive advantage. Employees want to find a purpose in their jobs and to know the work they do makes a difference in their community and beyond. Winning this designation year-over-year solidifies our commitment to the environment and builds on our reputation as an employer of choice.”

The selection committee, as part of the national competition, once again chose Emterra Group for this award based on a number of its environmental best practices, some of which include:

  • Its formal Community Care™ national charitable program that partners with local organizations to design and implement innovative charitable giving programs that heighten awareness around waste reduction, entices consumers and businesses to recycle more and links community health to sustainability.
  • The launch of a new division, Ryse Solutions Inc., which works with producers, retailers and packaging suppliers to help them design products and packaging for recyclability and create recycling programs for materials including tires, waste electronics, packaging and batteries.
  • The creation and partnership with the Circular Polymers Group, which collaboratively run industry-leading plastics recycling facilities across North America.

 Now in its 13th year, Canada's Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. 



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