Our commitment to environmental responsibility is underpinned by the importance we place on preventing and minimizing the impact of our activities on the environment. Sound environmental practices and behaviours are entrenched in our approach to business activities; we remain committed to conducting our activities in an environmentally responsible manner by focusing on continuously improving our practices.
As a holding company, our direct environmental impact is limited to the operations of our head office, which has no production or manufacturing functions. Despite this limited impact, we work diligently to reduce our environmental footprint, while working with our group companies to support their environmental management initiatives.
Our management approach to the environment is further reinforced through our Environmental Policy, which sets out our commitment to conduct our activities in an environmentally responsible manner. We have established an environmental management system based on the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Go Green Certification Management System. Every three years, an audit is conducted to assess compliance with the management system criteria. This includes resource consumption, waste management and recycling, and materials management. Ongoing monitoring of these programs is conducted to continuously improve our performance.
Our environmental management activities are overseen by the Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources, and the Vice-President and General Counsel.
We have focused our environmental priorities on:
Energy and carbon footprint
Use of renewable resources
PREVENTING, REDUCING AND DIVERTING
Waste from landfills
Products and services responsibly