Sustainability is infiltrating the consciousness of business. The marketing strategy of many iconic brands is changing and thankfully photo-ops with employees dressed in Earth Day T-shirts as they build a garden don’t quite cut it anymore. Rather, sustainability agendas, CSR reports, corporate sponsorships, green initiatives and memberships in a variety of public-private multi-stakeholder initiatives are becoming the norm.
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Welcome to the TSSS Series on Canadian Women in CSR. Learn about their journeys, discover what inspires them and explore how they’re making a difference through their careers in sustainability. Please follow the link to read about other exceptional Canadian Women in CSR.
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Frances Edmonds: HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs
Frances Edmonds: HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs: I manage our environmental partnerships and programs in Canada, provide expertise to our customers & partners and drive business value from our extensive Living Progress (CSR) programs. Globally I help design and drive our environmental employee engagement programs. I have been with HP for 15 years starting with managing HP Canada’s extended producer responsibility programs & then helping to establish & operate provincial industry wide programs nationwide.
April is Earth Month, and April 22 Earth Day. We should really celebrate our small blue planet and all it provides every day, but recent events give us particular cause to reflect on our home and how we’re treating it.
There’s no excuse to keep on destroying our home. If we are to observe Earth Day and Earth Month, let’s make it a time to celebrate, not to despair.