Veridian employee with plug-in solar electric vehicle
Chosen as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013:
By Richard Yerema and Julien Gagnier, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors
(Apr 21, 2013)
Some of the reasons why Veridian Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2013):
has made environmental stewardship a major focus of its community involvement -- providing employees who volunteer with access to funds, company resources, facilities and equipment as well as time away during working hours, to an annual maximum of $3,000
recognized as a "Smart Commute" workplace, the utility maintains a bike sharing program onsite (free to employees) for afternoon use or commuting, an organized carpool system (with the best parking reserved for car-poolers) and a transit subsidy program that offers a 25% reimbursement for the purchase of a six month transit pass
recently purchased a new hybrid electric bucket truck that not only reduces emissions but also noise pollution when on the job in residential areas -- the company has continued to demonstrate a commitment to green vehicle technology with the country first plug-in hybrid solar electric vehicle (the car was recently donated to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)) and 16 hybrid vehicles in its fleet today
provides employees with interest-free loans (to $5,000) for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances for their homes or for the purchase of an energy efficient automobile, electric bike or scooter
is a strong supporter of educational initiatives, ranging from a unique energy conservation program designed for grade five students across the region (that is now being exported to other parts of the province) to research support for electric vehicle development at the UOIT
was recently recognized for its participation in the "PeakBuster Utility Challenge" for encouraging the highest increase in customer participation in helping to reduce electricity demand in peak periods and helping to create a culture of conservation amongst its customers -- and recently developed in partnership with an Ottawa software firm to develop an application that lets customers monitor and better manage their home electricity usage
the newest addition to the company's head office building was constructed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification -- and the company recently expanded its solar panel installation on the building's rooftop
Major Canadian hiring locations: Ajax ON, Belleville ON, Gravenhurst ON.
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