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Aramark second on ‘Canada’s Greenest Employers’ list for 2017

April 22, 2017
By Canadian Vending

Toronto – Food-service provider Aramark Canada, based in Toronto has won second place in the 2017 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition.

As consumers and employees keep environmental concerns high on the public agenda, many forward-thinking organizations are making sustainability a permanent feature of their workplace culture, organizers Mediacorp Canada Inc. said in a news release.

“When we started this competition a decade ago, the programs we wrote about were largely informal and incidental to an employer’s principal business,” said Richard Yerema, managing editor of the project. “Over the years, we’ve seen a shift towards more formal programs and strategic sustainability policies, which reflect a long-term commitment on the part of employers. This year’s winners aren’t afraid to address the adverse impacts of their operations and are charting the course for others in their industry.”

Aramark Canada was recognized for encouraging staff to connect with local farms and sustainable food producers through a program that supports the development of local food sources within 100 kilometres.