Canada’s Greenest Employers

Earth Day, April 22, 2017 – For the fifth year in a row, Assiniboine Credit Union has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers. This honor is awarded to employers who lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

Since launching an Eco-Excellence Program in 2012, ACU has reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 56%! We have succeeded in fully integrating continuous improvement of environmental performance in our core business and culture.

The reduction in GHGs included:

  • Reducing internal paper consumption by 50%, reducing external paper use by 80%, and switching to 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) paper.
  • Decreasing the impact of employee commuting by 41%.
  • Diverting 4 tonnes of recyclables from the landfill, of which 1300 kilograms was organic waste diverted through a partnership with Compost Winnipeg, a new local social enterprise.
  • Designing four branches with geothermal or district energy to heat and cool the buildings. Branches built since 2010 feature LED lighting.
  • Completing Power Smart for Buildings renovations or retrofits at six ACU locations, and getting our branch at 200 Main Street designated as a Bike Friendly Workplace.

Assiniboine Credit Union demonstrated that reducing our impact on the environment and contributing positively to the environment we all live in is not only a responsible thing to do, but it is also a successful business model as people increasingly choose to work and do business with companies that align with their environmental values.

This is one more example of how being a part of Assiniboine Credit Union ensures that you are contributing to something positive here in our community.

To learn more, visit 2017 Canada's Greenest Employers.

About Assiniboine Credit Union
Assiniboine Credit Union is a financial co-operative in Manitoba with branches in Winnipeg, Thompson and Gillam. As a proud member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), ACU uses its expertise and resources to foster self-reliant and sustainable communities, while taking care to consider the impact of business decisions on employees, members, the environment and the communities it serves.

 

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