The people who make a difference

Vice President of Merchandising, Pete Gibel and Director of Facilities, Environment and Procurement, Leigh Pearson at Staples Canada, engage their teams to set the sustainability agenda and identify key focus areas for the company. They have started and overseen numerous working groups dedicated to implementing national environmental programs and embedding sustainability into the company’s operations and culture –internally as well as externally. The results include the national rollout of a battery-recycling program that helped divert more than 49,528 kg of batteries from landfills in 2012, more than double the amount collected the previous year. It’s initiatives like this that allow Staples to maintain its reputation as retail industry leader in office product recycling.

The Clean50 Individual awards are selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.

Clean50
2014

Jim Harris

Strategic Advantage
Education & Thought Leadership
Clean50
2014

Cheeying Ho

Whistler Centre for Sustainability
Cities
Clean50
2014

Jamie James

Tower Labs@ MaRS
Building: Design, Development & Management
Clean50
2014

Peter Love

Love Energy Consultants Inc.
Traditional Energy & Generation
Clean50
2014

Gordon McBean

University of Western Ontario
Education & Thought Leadership
Clean50
2014

Greg Nevison

Tridel Corp
Building: Design, Development & Management
Clean50
2014

Neil Pegram

Morguard
Building: Design, Development & Management
Clean50
2014

Travis Ritchie

Yukon Energy Corporation
Traditional Energy & Generation