Employers' Environmental Initiatives Impact Employee Engagement, According to
TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Workplace perceptions of employers' environmental
programs and practices help sustain high employee engagement. The list of
Canada's "Green 30"-organizations whose employees are most positive about
their record on environment stewardship-was released today byAonHewitt,
the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:
Amongst the Green 30, 83 per cent of employees have a positive perception of
their employer's eco-friendly efforts, compared to only 45 per cent amongst
the 30 organizations with the least positive employee perceptions. The list
(attached) was compiled from employee feedback collected as part of the Best
Employers in Canada Study. The key metric for determining the list is
performance on Aon Hewitt's GreenIndex, which focuses on employers'
environmental strategies and activities, and their efforts toconsider
long-term social, environmental and economic impacts when making business
"There is a significant difference in the Green Index scores between the Green
30 and other organizations. Our analysis indicates that building and
maintaining high employee satisfaction with social and environment practices
is a key factor in sustaining strong employee engagement," says Neil Crawford,
Aon Hewitt's leader of the Best Employer inCanada study. Employees in Green
30 organizations are consistent in their positive perceptions across a range
of environmental stewardship dimensions and are well aware of their employers'
The Green 30 are more likely to implement practices and programs to support
and reinforce their commitment to environmental stewardship, as the following
Eco-Friendly Practice The Green 30 30 Lowest Ranked
This organization's strategies/activities
responsible 85% 42%
This organization works to minimize the
impact of its operations,
products/services on the environment 85% 49%
This organization discloses its
environmental practices 80% 37%
This organization supports the
development of products/services
with positive environmental benefits 83% 43%
This organization effectively
communicates the actions it is taking
to minimize its impact on the environment 81% 38%
"The data collected by Aon Hewitt from leaders and employees enable
participating organizations to refine theirsocial and environmental
practices, improve their communications and best leverage their efforts
improve and sustain employee engagement," states Crawford. "These employers
have clearly demonstrated their commitment to reducing the impact of their
business on the environment. These actions are highly valued by their
The list was compiled by Aon Hewitt based on employee opinion data collected
as part of the annual BestEmployers in Canada study and Best Small and
Medium Employers study. Over 190,000 employees and 2,500 leaders in 280
organizations participated in the 2013 edition of these studies.
The Green 30 list appears in the May 20 issue of Maclean's magazine, available
on newsstands today.
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AonHewitt's 2013 List of Canada's "Green 30"
1 ISL Engineering and Land Services
2 Benefits by Design Inc
3 Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
4 The Co-operators
5 LoyaltyOne Inc.
6 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan
7 Vancity Group
8 The Sovereign General Insurance Company
9 Quadra Chemicals Ltd
10 Pinchin Environmental Ltd.
11 Innovation Place
12 Intelex Technologies Inc.
13 The Co-operators Life Insurance Company
14 Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls
15 BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd.
16 Arrow Professional Services
17 Dillon Consulting Limited
18 Nexen Inc.
19 PCL Constructors Inc.
20 Delta Hotels and Resorts
22 Wakefield Canada Inc
23 Port Metro Vancouver
24 Cisco Canada
25 Stikeman Elliott LLP
26 GEF Seniors Housing
27 Auto West Group
29 SAP Canada Inc.
30 Island Savings Credit Union
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