Environmental Responsibility

As a critical part of building better communities for future generations, we integrate sustainability into our business practices.

We’re working smarter, cleaner and greener

We began implementing our Facilities Renewal Plan as part of our commitment to reducing our office footprint while continuing to improve service delivery to municipalities and property taxpayers. Today's MPAC employee is equipped to work on the go, in the communities we serve.

In 2016, our Fort Frances office adopted the Workplace 2.0 model, bringing the total to eight offices province-wide.

We’re reducing our carbon footprint*

We continue to transform our business processes to improve the organization’s environmental performance.

  • 23% paper reduction

  • 49% electricity consumption reduction

  • 20% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions

*Based on 2015 figures as per MPAC’s reporting structure.

We’re diverting waste from landfills

MPAC works with partners toward environmentally responsible decommissioning with projects in Sault Ste. Marie, Kitchener, Fort Frances and Mississauga.

In 2016, furniture, equipment and office supplies were reused, recycled, resold or redistributed to non-profit organizations, diverting more than 97% (12.09 metric tonnes) of waste from landfill.

In addition, MPAC safely and securely shredded 78,489 kilos of paper, the equivalent of preserving 1,451 trees.

Environmental awards and recognition

For our fourth consecutive year, MPAC received the Smart Commute Workplace – Silver designation, recognizing our efforts to provide greener commute options for employees.

In addition, hundreds of employees participated in the Clear Air Commute, Active Switch program, Spring up to Clean Up program, and other events across the province.

International Facilities Management Association

In 2016, the International Facilities Management Association Foundation published Work on the Move 2, a book highlighting organizations that are leading the way with bold workplace strategies. MPAC is proud to be one of 10 organizations across the globe featured in the book.

 

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