The Globe Foundation, and their biennial show, have been helping companies worldwide make the business case for green for 12 years. For the past decade they have also handed out awards for Environmental Excellence. This year, London Drugs was pleased to be named a finalist in the Greenest Retailing Practices category, alongside retail giants Sears and Canadian Tire.

The awards ceremony was held at a tasteful luncheon on March 16th, and the crowd clapped as enthusiastically as they could with one hand busy shoveling pan-seared arctic char and swigging glasses of surprisingly non-local Wolf Blass red.

As you might guess from the headline, London Drugs did not take home the hardware this time. Canadian Tire was the retail category winner, with substantial CSR reporting and a line of their own private label green products.

But the real winners were all of the people who work so hard behind the scenes to make sustainability happen. Too often, these unsung heroes toil away measuring obscure statistics and driving change in the darkest corners of the business world.

It’s nice to see them recognized, among their peers for their dedication and devotion. Thanks to the Globe Foundation for making that happen.

Here are all of the winners, in the various categories -congratulations to all, and maybe we’ll see you in 2014!

The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence Unilever Canada
The Award for Excellence in Emerging Technology Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
The Award for Technology Innovation & Application Pulse Energy
The Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability Waterfront Toronto/Halsall Associates
The Award for Sustainability in Finance Royal Bank of Canada
The Award for Best Green Retailing Practices Canadian Tire Corp.
The Next Gen Entrepreneur Award Eden Full, Roseicollis Technologies

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