U of T named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2023

Two people walking on the accessible trail at U of T Scarborough
(photo by Matthew Dochstader)

For the tenth year, the University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

Mediacorp Canada's Canada's Top 100 Employers project recognizes employers who are leaders in developing exceptional sustainability initiatives that commit to reducing the organization's environmental footprint and create a more sustainable future.

U of T was recognized as a leader in sustainable building design, food services, transportation initiatives, waste reduction and community partnerships. Examples include the new Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory, the UTSC farmers' market, the Climate Positive Plan and U of T Mississauga Sustainability Strategic Plan, the construction of Canada’s largest urban geo-exchange system – and the work of the sustainability offices at U of T Mississauga, the St. George campus and U of T Scarborough to embed sustainability into the fabric of university operations and the on-campus experience.

“This award highlights what our institution and our tri-campus community do best – embracing research, innovation, and new technologies that have immediate impact but also long-term benefits for future members of our community," said Heather Boon, acting vice-president, people strategy, equity and culture. "I thank all those employees and students who support sustainable initiatives across our campuses every day.” 

Read about the highlights of U of T's sustainability initiatives