Edmonton gets down to business on climate change
August 22, 2018

The City of Edmonton launches the Corporate Climate Leaders Program, a new initiative where businesses take leadership on climate action and save money through operational efficiencies. Councillor Henderson, Councillor Walters, and several founding businesses were on hand at City Hall to announce this new program.

“Edmonton’s Energy Transition Strategy calls for a greenhouse gas reduction of 35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035,” said Councillor Henderson. “Achieving this ambitious goal will require action by all Edmontonians, and it’s exciting to see our local business community step up and commit to doing their part.”

“Energy sustainability is a key component of the global climate change challenge,” said Linda Coady, Chief Sustainability Officer at Enbridge. “That’s why we are diversifying our business and focusing on energy efficiency initiatives across our operations. We believe that we all have a role to play in achieving a lower carbon future. It is for that same reason that we have joined the Corporate Climate Leaders Program.”

Businesses registered in the program will take an inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions, then develop a plan to reduce them. The new program was developed in partnership with the business community, and has 18 members ready to do their part, including:

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Chandos Construction
  • City of Edmonton
  • Clark Builders
  • Covenant Health
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • IKEA Edmonton
  • Lafarge Canada Inc.
  • Landmark Homes
  • Lehigh Cement
  • MacEwan University
  • Manasc Isaac Architects
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • PCL Construction Management Inc.
  • University of Alberta
  • West Edmonton Mall

Other businesses interested in the Corporate Climate Leaders Program are welcome to register before October 12, 2018. For more information about the program and to register your business, visit: edmonton.ca/climateleaders
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