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City of Burnaby recognizes Pacific Blue Cross for environmental achievements

The City of Burnaby has presented Pacific Blue Cross with an environmental award in the category of Business Stewardship. The award recognizes outstanding environmental achievements by local individuals, companies and organizations.

Since 2008, we have implemented many programs to reduce office energy consumption and promote sustainability. These include installing low-flow toilets and auto-sensor faucets, using chemical-free cleaning products, using 100 percent recyclable paper and promoting online claiming to reduce paper usage.

Last year, Pacific Blue Cross employees worked with our 'Green Team' to reduce our trash output by two thirds. They did this in part by switching from personal garbage cans to centralized recycling stations on each floor.

In June, Pacific Blue Cross earned the Climate Smart Certified seal for our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2013, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 10 percent and continue to seek ways to make our environment sustainable.

Our sincere thanks to the City of Burnaby for recognizing us with this award.

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