Partners in Project Green
Partners in Project Green is a growing community of businesses working together to green their bottom line by creating an internationally-recognized “eco-business zone” around Toronto Pearson.
Through new forms of business-to-business collaboration, Partners in Project Green delivers programming that helps businesses reduce energy and resource costs, uncover new business opportunities, and address everyday operational challenges in a green and cost-effective manner.
Sears is a founding Board Member of the Sustainable Logistics and Sustainable Office Consortiums.
WWF-Canada’s Living Planet @ Work
WWF-Canada’s Living Planet @ Work program helps organizations advance their sustainability journey through employee engagement. The program provides tools and support to empower companies to find greener ways of doing business and create environmental advocates in the workplace.
Sears Canada was proud to participate in the two-year Living Planet @ Work pilot program. Company Champions participating in the pilot met quarterly to share accomplishments, exchange ideas and benefit from WWF-Canada’s expertise. In turn, their experience leading employee engagement and footprint reduction activities in the workplace helped shaped the program, which is now offered to hundreds of organizations across Canada.
The Sears Head Office Green Team grew out of this initiative and continues to work with WWF-Canada on events throughout the year.
Project Innovation Transport
SLH Transport, our transport company, is a member of Project Innovation Transport (PIT) a government/private sector partnership to test innovations in fuel efficiency. PIT brings together researchers, managers of vehicle fleets, technology providers, and government agencies to improve every phase of a transportation system.
By working together and harnessing the latest technological and operational innovations, PIT provides concrete solutions that comply with government legislation. This approach guarantees rapid implementation and a high return on investment.
SLH participates in "Energotest" controlled test-track studies of solutions for achieving higher fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the trucking industry. Aerodynamic fairings, trailer skirts, and long-combination vehicles are among the fuel-saving technologies implemented by SLH following testing through PIT.