ECO Canada announces winners of the 2008 Environmental Employer of the Year Awards
Vancouver, March 14, 2008 – ECO Canada announced the winners of the 2008
Environmental Employer of the Year Awards last night at the GLOBE 2008
Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The awards were presented to two
outstanding Canadian environmental companies in two categories–SLR
Consulting (Canada) Ltd. (formerly SEACOR Environmental Inc.) won in the large
company category, while the Delphi Group took home the big prize in the
small-to-medium sized company category. This is the second win for Delphi and
the first win for SLR Consulting.
“The Delphi Group and SLR Consulting Ltd. were chosen as the winners of this
year’s awards primarily because of exceptional HR practices that have led to a
very high level of employee satisfaction,” said Grant Trump, President and CEO
of ECO Canada. “Well-developed HR practices are the basis for any company’s
success, but particularly when you consider the recruitment and retention
demands of our industry today,” said Trump.
Companies are required to complete three requirements to be considered for the
award–an employer essay that describes specific policies that contribute
to a positive working environment, an employer survey that asks employers to
outline things such as employee turnover and length of tenure, and an employee
survey, which asks for written feedback from employees on the working
environment in the company and needs to be filled out by 25% of total staff.
“Employers and employees are both surveyed, but the award application process
itself is focused heavily on employee feedback,” said Joel Pagnucco, Manager of
Employer Services at ECO Canada. “Essentially, it’s the staff members
themselves who choose the winners.”
ECO Canada administers the annual Environmental Employer of the Year award, but
applications are reviewed externally and winners are chosen by an external
selection committee made up of HR professionals from across the country.
This year’s finalists in the small-to medium-sized company category were Marbek
Resource Consultants and Urban and Environmental Management Inc., while
Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd. and Golder Associates Ltd.
were runners-up in the large company category.
The GLOBE Awards are sponsored by the GLOBE Foundation and The Globe and Mail
newspaper. They are given out each year at the gala dinner of the GLOBE
conference and trade fair.
About ECO Canada:
ECO Canada develops programs that help individuals build meaningful
environmental careers, provides employers with resources to find and keep the
best environmental practitioners, and informs educators and governments of
employment trends to ensure the ongoing prosperity of this growing sector.
For further information, contact:
Manager, Communications, ECO Canada