PINC IS THE NEW GREEN
Over the past several years our sustainable transformation has gathered a lot of steam, and we've been passionately walking the talk to reduce our impact on the environment. Last year, Perennial undertook several initiatives of significance, culminating in the company winning the Partners in Project Green Leadership in Sustainability award for the office sector.
From efforts to curb energy usage, track and manage utility levels, and minimize waste disposal, Perennial has embarked on a focused push to "green" our operations. Whether it's in-house or outside, we're always looking for new ways to introduce more environment-friendly business practices.
• A BRIGHT EXAMPLE
Perennial has installed a pioneering off-grid solar and wind-powered outdoor lighting and security pole outside its Toronto office. This hybrid light and security pole, most aptly named Perennial Bright generates its own energy, has no carbon footprint and will never ever rack up a power bill as long as it's in service. Want to know more about Perennial Bright
• RECYCLING IDEAS
At Perennial we don't let any of our creative ideas go to waste, quite literally. From using scrap paper to make paper notebooks, converting the office-wide printing process to manual prompts to avoid wastage to having designated stations for recycling batteries, paint, light bulbs, we try to minimize the garbage we generate.
• FOOD FOR THOUGHT
We also try to do our bit to improve air quality and lessen traffic gridlock. Our lunch program as well as our taxi pick-up and drop off service reduces vehicle traffic to and from the office. To promote healthy eating and encourage better farming practices, we've recently partnered with Fresh City Farms to deliver locally grown, organic produce to our office every week.
• FRIENDLY GESTURES
Whether it's landscaping our outdoor areas to create a native plant garden and seating space, curbing our energy usage through little reminder stickers to turn off the lights, promoting physical activity over lunch by organizing a walking group or preparing to launch the PINC Yoga Studio, we're constantly expanding our internal sustainability programs.
As an organization that has embraced sustainable practices in its everyday activities, we have implemented many environment friendly programs, including the development of a team of LEED®
accredited professionals. At Perennial, we believe the future holds great promise for the continued creation of sustainability programs and hope to establish an example that inspires our peers, clients, and competitors to follow suit.