2016 Smart Commute Awards

Employers Honoured at the 10th Annual Smart Commute Awards

Smart Commute’s sustainable transportation leaders from across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, November 24, 2016 for the 10th annual Smart Commute Awards. Smart Commute workplaces were recognized for their outstanding efforts and success in implementing the Smart Commute program and encouraging employees to explore alternative commuting options.

Canadian Tire Logo
Congratulations to Canadian Tire Corporation for it’s Honourable Mention at this year’s Smart Commute Awards.

All award winners were selected by a panel of community members representing various sectors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Nominations were evaluated based on the employer’s commitment to the program, leadership in their communities, innovation and measurable results.

For more information about this year’s awards recipients, please click here.

Canadian Tire’s Nomination Information

Canadian Tire sees sustainability as more than just a green or marketing initiative, but rather as a business strategy that aligns benefits to its customers, its businesses and the environment.

It’s strategy focuses on innovation and aims to enhance environmental and social outcomes by integrating sustainability into Canadian Tire’s everyday business operations as well as its employees’ lives.

In 2014, Canadian Tire launched the Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon program for its employees at the A.J. Billes and Brampton Distribution Centres. The goal of the program was to educate employees about sustainable commuting options, help ease gridlock, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while making the commute to work less expensive and more enjoyable.

“With all the dedicated Smart Commute Carpool Parking Spots at the front of our buildings, it makes an immediate impression on employees and visitors to our site, showing that we take sustainable transportation seriously and have invested in a sustainable future.”

James Skuza
Environmental Consultant
Canadian Tire Corporation