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Sheridan Nurseries Receives National Award
by Grace Williams
May 21, 2017

Sheridan Nurseries, Canada’s largest garden centre retailer and grower, has received the prestigious accolade of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada, for its continued commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Winning employers are evaluated on the following criteria:

1) Unique environmental initiatives

2) Successful in reducing their own environmental footprint

3) Employee involvement in the program

4) Environmental initiatives are linked to the employer’s public identity

Karl. E. Stensson, CEO & President at Sheridan Nurseries said: “Receiving the Canada’s Greenest Employers award for the second year in a row is a great honour. This award is a result of the dedication and commitment by our entire team to achieve our environmental goals. As a company founded on landscapes and plants, our standards of excellence for everything ‘green’ echos our company values for over 100 years.”

A few of the reasons why Sheridan Nurseries was selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers:

• Noting its "green-thumb" line of business, Sheridan Nurseries is uniquely positioned to offer educational programs in the community, including the "Little Digger" program to introduce children to the plant life-cycle, the "Growing-up Green" school outreach program and the LEAF program to highlight native plant species.

• Construction of a massive water recapture pond to collect rainwater and water run-off from its growing operations -- the 117 million litre pond naturally filters water through a series of settling ponds and has significantly reduced the company's water draw from local sources. Richard Yerema, Managing Editor at Mediacorp says “Over the years, we've seen a shift towards more formal programs and strategic sustainability policies, which reflect a long-term commitment on the part of employers.

This year's winners aren't afraid to address the adverse impacts of their operations and are charting the course for others in their industry."

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row