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Environment

Keeping it green

In keeping with the spirit of Witaskêwin, living together on the land, we are committed to managing our impact on the environment and have a long-term strategy to demonstrate our ongoing care for Mother Earth. Our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives engage our teams to work together to practise the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and to explore new opportunities to lessen our impact on the environment.

What we do

• Development of a ‘green team’ to encourage practice of the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and to explore opportunities to further lessen our environmental impact
• Energy – Power saving (shutting off lights, powering off computers); upgrades to power management systems to reduce usage of power
• Use of environment friendly cleaning products
• Waste reduction, including:

• Recycling of paper, cardboard, bottles, plastic, and tin
• Recycling cooking oil (51,800 lbs in 2017; 64,400 lbs in 2018)
• Water usage and water conservation practices
• Use of reusable cups and smaller coffee cups to support water conservation
• Reduction of single-use plastics. i.e. plastic straws, bottled water
• Food waste
• Donating or selling disposable assets

• Iron Mountain secure shredding
• Participation in Earth Day clean up projects and Earth Hour
• Fleet vehicle maintenance for fuel economy

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