Living Planet @ Work

Living Planet @ Work

November 27, 2012 08:00 ET

WWF Congratulates Living Planet @ Work Award Winners

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2012) - WWF is proud to congratulate the inaugural winners of the Living Planet @ Work Awards. The awards recognize leading contributions from participants in WWF's Living Planet @ Work program, championed by HP, helping address conservation challenges by engaging employees in a range of businesses.

The 2012 winners are:

  • Symcor, Transformational Leader of the Year. Symcor took a comprehensive and strategic approach to its sustainability program, working to reduce its environmental footprint, engage employees in WWF campaigns, build capacity for sustainability efforts, encourage fundraising for environmental initiatives, and incorporate conservation considerations into its business model.

  • Tammy McMullen of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Champion of the Year. Ms. McMullen worked tirelessly to engage her colleagues, build support in all levels of the organization and explore new ideas.

  • Ontario Power Authority's Environmental Committee, Green Team of the Year. The Ontario Power Authority's Environmental Committee demonstrated the value that a strong, motivated team can bring by helping implement the Living Planet @ Work program while also involving colleagues from across the organization, and building the organization's capacity for sustainability initiatives.

  • Sears Canada, Fundraiser of the Year. Last year, Sears Canada employees raised a remarkable $25,000 for WWF through their Sears Employee Charitable Fund, the CN Tower Climb, and National Sweater Day. Sears demonstrated how Living Planet @ Work partners can help raise critical funds for WWF's conservation work.

  • Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre, winner of HP's Change the Equation sustainability reporting contest. Recognizing that sustainability reporting is key to the journey up "mount sustainability", Laura Vaughan of the CCAC stepped up to this challenge. With a unique blend of tools from HP and Living Planet @ Work as well as support from University of Waterloo business and environment students, Laura produced an outstanding report that showcases early results and will shape future efforts. The report was judged by Professor Dirk Matten, the HP chair in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Schulich School of Business.

Quotes

"We're so proud of the remarkable achievements of our Living Planet @ Work Award winners, who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in their workplaces. These are inspiring examples of how improving sustainability is both good for business and supports WWF's critical conservation work. We look forward to helping these organizations and individuals go even further, and to welcoming new champions into the Living Planet @ Work program."

- Adrienne Lo, Manager, Employee Engagement, WWF-Canada

"Both engaged employees and sustainable business practices offer strong returns for any organization, and the Living Planet @ Work Award winners are powerful examples of this value. HP is championing this program, which is helping companies make business decisions with sustainability in mind."

- Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs, HP Canada, Champion of the Living Planet @ Work program

About Living Planet @ Work

With Living Planet @ Work, WWF is harnessing the collective power of individuals in the workplace to tackle the greatest conservation challenges of our generation. http://atwork.wwf.ca/

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca

Contact Information

  • WWF-Canada
    Riannon John
    Communications Specialist
    416-347-1894
    www.wwf.ca