Director - Sustainability, Canadian National RailwayChantale has pioneered CN's EcoConnexions program, which has found innovative ways to embed sustainability into CN's corporate culture, starting day 1: Personal water bottles for new employees with an environmental message! Some of the savings have been big enough to fill a box car: An alliance with B.C. Hydro and led by CN’s Rick McFadyen resulted in a 20% reduction in energy use in CN’s largest yard in B.C. with $182,000 annual energy savings. A similar partnership with Manitoba Hydro reduced GhG by 3,000 tonnes. With great executive support, CN and Chantale have built an “EcoFund”, reinvesting savings into capital projects to increase energy efficiencies.
Claude Dumais, Vice President, Technical Operations and Environment, Canada Steamship Lines
Kirk Jones, Vice President, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs, Canada Steamship Lines
Canada Steamship Lines Team - Claude Dumais & Kirk Jones
Kirk Jones and Claude Dumais led the team that developed CSL’s sustainability strategy. Adopted in 2013, the strategy positions CSL as an environmental sustainability leader in the Short Sea Shipping industry. CSL has maintained ISO 14001 certification since 2011, and has obtained the highest ranking for this year under the Green Marine voluntary certification program. Kirk and Claude oversaw the launch of a number of technologies and practices to reduce SO2, NOx and CO2 emissions from vessels. To date, CSL has saved almost 6,300 tonnes of CO2e.