Newmarket, ON – AIC is pleased to announce we have received a prestigious award from the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards as Environmental Business of the Year. This award is the result of several initiatives to reduce the impact made on the environment by our global offices.
AIC puts specific attention on our environmental impact by encouraging our team members at all levels of the organization to examine their actions, the resulting impact, and empower them to create positive change. Likely the most dramatic change has come from the expansion and refurbishment of our Newmarket Head Office. In the early planning stages, several areas of opportunity were examined; changes made include:
- High-efficiency toilets and urinals, resulting in 88% less water consumption than standard fixtures
- Energy-efficient faucets
- Dyson dryers – paperless hand dryers
- Vents to diffuse airflow better and increase energy efficiency
These initiatives join AIC’s already stellar reputation of environmental awareness, and various global awards; click here for our awards and recognition.
As a socially-conscious organization, it is one of our beliefs that we are accountable for our impact on the environment, and the world around us.
“Congratulations to all involved as your actions contributed to this,” Joel MacCharles, VP of Social Media posted to an AIC Facebook group. “We didn’t win for one major activity but a combination of small steps.”
“Our global Green Teams have set a standard of expectation that our employees have embraced,” said Janice Neshevich, Director of Human Resources, North America. “We are truly pleased our efforts have been recognized with this award.”
About Newmarket Business Excellence Awards
Since 1989, the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards has been recognizing Newmarket businesses whose business achievements or community involvement have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Town of Newmarket.