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AET Group Inc. Recognized as One of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2023

April 18, 2023

We are honoured to announce that for the 5th consecutive year, AET was recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2023. Now in its 16th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. These employers have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. Winning employers, selected by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, are evaluated using four main criteria:

  1. The unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed;
  2. The extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization’s own environmental footprint;
  3. The degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and
  4. The extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees and clients to the organization.

“This year’s winners are leaders in their fields, creating unique and practical green initiatives that engage employees and address the very human desire to be good stewards of our environment” says Richard Yerema, executive editor of the project “These engaging and unique initiatives are what set the winners apart from other organizations and make their employees – and prospective employees – proud to be a part of driving tangible change in the environmental space.”

AET is committed to giving back to the people and places in which we work.  Through environmental stewardship, we continually provide resources throughout our company to support local organizations and charitable events. We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that has a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.  Our sustainability commitments focus on our ecological, financial, and social responsibilities that supports an improved quality of life.

AET was recognized in the 2023 competition due to our Sustainable Transportation Program, which provides subsidies for employees for the purchase of alternative and fuel-efficient vehicles (up to $2,500), our outdoor space that features a naturalized front garden that features native plant species to eliminate the need for pesticides, permeable paving in our back parking lot to reduce runoff into storm sewers — and a 15.75kWh roof-mounted solar array with eight EV charging stations. AET also directs approximately 70% of the rain and snow that falls on our property into our bioswale, the water is filtered as it moves through the bioswale before making its way to our rain garden. To read more about the reasons why AET was selected, visit the Top Employers website here:

“We are honoured to be recognized for the 5th consecutive year, as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers among such an outstanding group of organizations across Canada.  Sustainability has always been a priority at AET Group and is at the forefront of all our decisions ,” says Scott Freiburger, Managing Director & CEO.  “We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that has a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.  This award validates our strong foundation and culture of sustainability and recognizes our sustainability commitments and initiatives.  I  am proud of the accomplishments we have made over the past year and I’m excited for what the future will bring for AET Group, with renewed commitments and investments into a sustainable future including transitioning off natural gas, installation of pervious paving to reduce stormwater runoff, goal of achieving a net energy positive building and planting 30,000 trees in areas impacted by deforestation by 2030.  Our continued inclusion as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers reaffirms the positive actions we have taken and motivates us to deliver on our commitments to be an environmentally responsible company for our employees, our clients and the communities in which we live and work.”

About Mediacorp

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches millions of job-seekers annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

1% For The Trees

As a company committed to being green and giving back, AET is planting trees throughout the local communities to make the world a greener place for all of us to live.

  • 11,979

    Trees Planted

  • 753,719

    Kilograms of CO2 Absorbed

  • 1,036,363

    Kilograms of O2 Produced

  • 23,958

    People Can Breathe Clean Air

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