NorLand Limited believes the construction industry is responsible for playing a lead role in creating a sustainable future. We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability by reducing our environmental impact wherever possible and seeking to implement collaborative partnerships that promote sustainable thinking across our entire supply chain. NorLand reduces, reuses and recycles wherever practicable and sources recycled or other materials from sustainable sources whenever feasible. We are dedicated to continuously reducing our carbon emissions, water consumption and energy use across all of our businesses.
In 2017, NorLand completed its first B Impact Assessment, which helps companies measure their social, environmental, and economic impact throughout the value chain. Businesses that achieve a score of 80 or higher are eligible to become ‘B Corp Certified,’ an important validation of their commitment to running a balanced purpose-and-profit business model. In 2018, one of the outcomes of our strategic planning process was to set a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) of certifying the entire organization by 2025. In 2019, we have now started the process of B Corp certification with our business units.
Climate Smart Certification is a big step forward for us in our goal to reduce our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. To achieve this certification a company must calculate a baseline year of their GHG emissions, for us it was 2019. Once we had this information, we created a reduction strategy that will help guide the next year of actions to help us reduce our emissions.
We started this process in early 2020, and it took us 6 months to gather all of our GHG data from electricity, heating, fuel consumption, air travel, and waste across all of our businesses. At the end of the process we had our 2019 baseline numbers and created a robust reduction strategy with the help of Climate Smart and other key players across our business.
If you are looking at this for your business and have any questions about our how we did it and why, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on how to get started here is the Climate Smart Website.
Giving back to the community has been an integral part of NorLand Limited's culture for over 60 years. We believe that an essential component of our corporate responsibility is to sponsor community involvement of our employees and to provide support to charitable organizations that benefit the communities in which we work. To fulfill this policy, NorLand sponsors a corporate team in the annual Sun Run and works with charitable organizations to develop initiatives that are tailored to support specific needs and provide measureable results. Additionally, we regularly match the generous donations made by our employees at various company functions and through other initiatives.
NorLand and its employees are proud to have contributed an incredible $236,000 and countless volunteer hours to the CKNW Orphans' Fund over the last 20 years. This funding goes specifically to help low income households who have a child with a physical, social, mental or behavioural challenge. As the charity's first Pinnacle Partner for Childhood Safety, NorLand is helping to improve the health and well being of children throughout British Columbia.
NorLand Limited is committed to preventing environmental pollution in all its forms and complying with all relevant legislation and other moral and legal obligations associated with the impact of its work on the environment. We seek and apply continual improvement to our environmental practices through constant measurement, evaluation and review of our training and operating procedures. NorLand minimizes the environmental impact of its operations by following industry best practices at all times and communicating with its employees, stakeholders and the general public to ensure all aspects of environmental protection are identified and addressed.
To learn more about our environmental policy, please click here: NorLand Environmental Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity
NorLand Limited is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NorLand are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on the individual's race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nation of origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by relevant laws. NorLand will ensure that all employment decisions are made without unlawful discrimination including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline and discharge.
NorLand Limited seeks to reduce, reuse or recycle the waste it generates whenever practicable. We endeavour to reduce waste through better storage, more efficient material use and accurate procurement processes. NorLand reuses materials whenever possible and recycles materials by using clearly marked receptacles on all sites, offices and when working remotely. We comply with all relevant legislation to ensure hazardous materials are safely stored and professionally disposed of at certified facilities. NorLand communicates this policy to all employees, subcontractors and stakeholders to ensure responsible waste management procedures are integrated in every activity the company undertakes.
In 2018, NorLand launched its new recycling systems at 11 locations in the lower mainland. These recycling systems were implemented to help reduce the amount of waste that was created in offices. These systems include organics, soft plastic, mixed paper, and mixed container recycling bins.