ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) is proud to be ranked Canada’s most environmentally-conscious employer, based on employee perception of environmental stewardship. This is the first time the Green 30 List has been ranked. ISL has been included on the list previously in 2010 and 2011.
“We are extremely proud of our placement at the top of the Green 30 for 2013,” says Rodney Peacock, President and CEO of ISL. “Our staff and leadership continue to work hard at developing our sustainability tools as well as building discipline-specific capacity and expertise. This kind of recognition and success continues to move us closer to our 2020 vision to be the most sustainable engineering and land services consultant of choice.”
ISL is currently working on developing tools that will help clients quantify their own sustainability goals and integrate them into their projects.
ISL offers its employees many programs and opportunities to make environmental choices. Our Healthy Living Account allows staff to allocate up to $650 per family per year toward a variety of sustainable living options, including the purchase of a hybrid car or energy efficient appliances. Employees also benefit from programs like the community garden in Edmonton or the use of the company SMART car in BC. Community participation is encouraged, and ISL offices participate in their community clean-ups every spring and work to raise money for local organizations throughout the year.
ISL promotes many internal programs for energy and waste reduction. These programs include methods to reduce ISL’s carbon footprint and energy use, reduce/eliminate paper use and encourage responsible paper use, and waste diversion through recycling and composting initiatives.
The list of Canada’s “Green 30” organizations—based on employee perceptions about their company’s record on environmental stewardship—was released on May 9, 2013, by Aon Hewitt. The list was developed based on employee responses to questions in the 2013 Best Employer in Canada and Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada surveys. Over 190,000 employees and 2500 leaders in 280 organizations were asked about their employer’s environmental practices. ISL ranked at the top of Canada’s 30 companies whose employees have a positive perception of their efforts.
We are consulting engineers and land services professionals who are committed to inspiring sustainable thinking in transportation, land and water projects for the public and private sectors. Our commitment to client success is built on a strong foundation: we know the communities we serve. This local knowledge, combined with our range of expertise and depth of experience, helps us meet the unique challenges of every project and better understand the role of sustainable solutions in all phases of a project's life cycle.
ISL has offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Canmore, Burnaby, Langley, Squamish, East and West Kootenay and Saskatoon. For more information on ISL, visit www.islengineering.com.