PCL Construction is excited and honoured to once again be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2023 for our efforts to build sustainable futures in our communities.
This distinction is a testament to the innovative thinking of our employees and our commitment to making a positive environmental impact for future generations. This was demonstrated this past year through the creation of our new Solar district and the release of our second Corporate Social Responsibility report, among other initiatives.
“At PCL, we’ve made a conscious effort to put sustainability at the forefront with our employees, who can then take that mindset into planning meetings with clients and into project execution,” says Mike Wieninger, chief operating officer, Canadian operations. “Being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers is a huge recognition of that effort, which ultimately leads to better, greener futures for the communities in which we work.”
Across PCL, we’re constantly finding new ways to divert construction waste from landfills and build innovative sustainability solutions into projects. We have more than 270 LEED-credentialed staff and have constructed nearly 250 LEED-certified buildings — 22 of which have achieved LEED Platinum status. We’ve also completed renewable energy projects across North America and Australia valued at more than $3 billion.
PCL also uses its buying power to partner with suppliers to look at more environmentally-friendly options. As Scott Sharun, senior manager, procurement and equipment with PCL’s Edmonton Industrial office notes in a feature article on the Canada’s Greenest Employers website, companies the size of PCL can have a big influence on reducing carbon footprints throughout the supply chain: “Having the biggest construction company in Canada say to a large multinational, ‘I can’t use your products because we have to throw away all the packaging they come wrapped in,’ that has an effect.”
Canada’s Greenest Employers is a competition organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering the best workplaces for their employees. In November 2022, PCL was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 14th year in a row. The 2023 list of Canada’s Greenest Employers is published in an online feature on the Globe and Mail’s website and on Eluta.ca.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion CAD, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.