Perkins+Will has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the seventh consecutive year. Announced on Earth Day in The Globe and Mail, the Greenest Employers designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. This distinction follows on the heels of the firm being recognized—for the third consecutive year—as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2015, which honours British Columbia employers that offer exceptional places to work.
A few of the editors’ reasons for selecting Perkins+Will as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers includes that the firm:
provides health and transit subsidies along with secure bike storage with shower facilities to encourage alternative transportation -- 95 percent of head office employees ride, walk, take transit or carpool to work
offsets all transportation and operating carbon emissions using the "Climate Smart" tool and introduced a waste-free policy for all catering services
has completed 210 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and has over 252 LEED registered projects, and has committed itself to the "2030 Challenge", pledging that all of its projects will be designed as carbon neutral by the year 2030 -- the firm recruits candidates who are LEED accredited professionals, and if they are not, encourages them to become so within three months of hire