2018 Living Planet @ Work Awards

Congratulations to our award winners!

The Living Planet @ Work Awards recognize leadership and innovation around corporate sustainability, environmental employee engagement and workplace fundraising for nature. 

Excellence in Environmental Engagement

Winner: Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited generously funds two impactful conservation projects that help to protect thousands of lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands in Canada: the Loblaw Water Fund and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Through this partnership the company has empowered its own employees to take conservation action - with 75 employees engaged in Loblaw Water Fund projects and 1,100 employees participating in 67 shoreline cleanups last year. In April, over 30 Loblaw employees joined the CN Tower Climb for Nature and raised $8,000 for wildlife conservation. During Earth Hour, Loblaw dimmed an entire network of stores, and has worked hard to remove approximately 11 billion plastic bags from its stores since 2007. With a dedicated employee base including senior leadership commitment, Loblaw is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions for our planet.  

Loblaw employees participating in a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Sustainability Trailblazer

Winner: Karen Lockridge, Mercer (Canada) Limited

Karen Lockridge is a Principal, Responsible Investment at Mercer (Canada) Limited, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Limited (or MMC for short). She is focused specifically on climate change and ESG and is the founding chair of the Canadian MMC Green Team and is responsible for leading green team efforts, facilitating communication with the steering committee which includes key members of MMC Canada’s leadership team, and collaborating with MMC globally to share knowledge around relevant sustainability initiatives. The Mercer Canada Earth Overshoot Day Twitter Take-Over was led by Karen and included coordinating with marketing and colleagues in Europe to have over 14 hours of Twitter cover on Earth Overshoot Day. Karen also led efforts to conduct a survey in late 2017 to gather employee input and add new volunteers for their core team, ensuring sufficient resources to lead and execute the various initiatives. 

MMC employees participating in a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Distinction in Workplace Giving for Nature

Winner: Pizza Pizza Limited

This year, Pizza Pizza exceeded its CN Tower Climb for Nature fundraising goal of $11,110 by raising more than $12,000 for WWF-Canada. This earned them the top spot for most funds raised per climber of teams with 10 climbers or more. Their employees’ commitment to sustainability is an inspiring example of local community members coming together to take a stand for our planet. 


Team Pizza Pizza at the CN Tower Climb for Nature.

Congratulations to our recipients who have stepped up for nature with their workplaces. We are grateful for your dedication and support.

Looking to champion sustainability at your workplace?  Visit our Resources page for ideas on how to get started.