CBC/Radio-Canada shared its latest corporate Environmental Performance Report, which highlights the public broadcaster’s environmental performance from April 2016 to March 2017. Footprint decreases were recorded in most company categories with, most notably, fleet vehicle CO2 emissions dropping 10.7% and water consumption decreasing 8.6% versus 2015-2016. In terms of industry benchmarks, the Corporation performed better than the BOMA BEST certified building standard for water consumption and the Natural Resources Canada standard for energy consumption.
The Report is available online at cbc.radio-canada.ca/green.
“As Canada’s public broadcaster, we not only connect with our audience through great programming on all platforms, but we also work hard to minimize our environmental footprint and build a sustainable future for all,” said Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada’s President & CEO. “Most of the activities noted in the Report are grassroots initiatives that have been undertaken for the greater good of the environment.
“For this year, I would like to underline the addition of electric vehicles to our fleet. It’s the logical next step following our purchase of hybrid vehicles in previous years, and builds on our installation of electric car charging stations at our Montreal location. While these initial steps are local in nature, our hope is that we will continue to grow our eco-friendly fleet in other locations over time, further reducing both our reliance on fossil fuels and our air emissions.”
New initiatives and updates on existing programs
In 2016-2017, CBC/Radio-Canada focused its efforts on reducing carbon and waste footprints; our success is clearly captured in our environmental scorecard. In addition, we worked on other environmental initiatives to reduce our environmental impact both locally and nationally. Highlights include:
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