At MPAC, we actively integrate sustainability into our business practices as part of our commitment to building better communities, together.
We’re working smarter, cleaner and greener
We began implementing our 2015-2017 Facilities Renewal Plan as part of our commitment to reducing our office footprint while continuing to improve service delivery to municipalities and property taxpayers. In 2015, office upgrades, relocations and amalgamations resulted in a 6% overall footprint reduction.
In addition, our Hamilton and Durham Assessment Offices adopted the Workplace 2.0 model, bringing the total to seven offices province-wide.
We’re reducing our carbon footprint*
We continue to transform our business processes to improve the organization’s environmental performance.
15% paper reduction
23% electricity consumption reduction
6% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions
*Based on 2014 figures as per MPAC’s reporting structure.
We’re diverting waste from landfills
MPAC continues to partner with csr eco solutions toward environmentally responsible decommissioning. In 2015, furniture, equipment and office supplies were reused, recycled, resold or redistributed to non-profit organizations, diverting more than 97% (68,440 kilos) of waste from landfill.
In addition, MPAC safely and securely shredded 67,353 kilos of paper, the equivalent of preserving 1,245 trees.
Environmental awards and recognition
MPAC received the Smart Commute Workplace 2016 – Silver designation, recognizing our efforts to provide greener commute options for employees in 2015.
Hundreds of employees participated in the Clear Air Commute, 20-Minute Makeover, Waste Reduction Week, Office Supplies Recycling, Spring up to Clean Up program, and other events across the province.