Keilhauer named Canada’s Greenest Employer for 2017
Green, clean, and committed to sustainable manufacturing, Keilhauer has been acknowledged by Canada’s Top 100 Employers as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2017. The award, announced Friday, recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental change. This year marks the company’s third consecutive year that its sustainability initiatives have been lauded by this prestigious program.
“When we draw on the resources of this planet, it is important we do so in a responsible manner,” says Mike Keilhauer, President of Keilhauer. “At Keilhauer, we’re committed to doing our part and have sought continual improvement and refinement to achieve our sustainability goal: Closed-Loop Manufacturing.”
Canada’s Greenest Employers evaluates a comprehensive array of sustainability initiatives including unique programs, analyzing the environmental footprint of a business’s operations, employee engagement and marketing. Some of the accomplishments that earned Keilhauer this recognition include:
- Zero waste to landfill
- Near zero water usage during production
- 100 per cent electricity usage offset by purchasing renewable energy credits
- Sustainability-focused procurement practices
- Preventing packaging waste through re-usable shipping materials
- Finding value in “waste” through unique recycling programs for textiles, personal safety items and more
“Keilhauer’s environmental achievements are a testament to the dedication of our Design for Environment team and a commitment that is shared across the entire company. Simply put, sustainable business is good business,” says Amandine Johnson, Sustainability Officer at Keilhauer.
Detailed reasons for selection were posted online Friday morning at: http://www.canadastop100.com/green. In-depth information on Keilhauer’s sustainability program can be found at: http://www.keilhauer.com/company/environment/planet-keilhauer.html.