Government of Yukon Joins Forces with Environmental Careers Organisation Canada and Launch of Yukon Sustainability Awards

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Through a new partnership with Environmental Careers Organisation (ECO) Canada, the Yukon will be the first place in Canada to start its own set of green business awards.

The Yukon Sustainability Awards will recognise Yukon firms that have shown a strong commitment to the development of a greener economy, as well as Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy, and a green economy.

Businesses in the Yukon that are nominated for these awards will have shown that they are responsible leaders in the environmental field and committed to working with Indigenous people and bringing them together.

The collaboration between the Yukon Government and ECO Canada reinforces the territory's position as a global leader in recognising businesses that are paving the path to a more sustainable and greener economy.

More information about the Yukon Sustainability Awards will be available during the ECO IMPACT Awards Gala in Calgary in January 2023.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai said: "Thanks to our many partners, both nationally and locally, our government continues to make progress on Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy, and a green economy. By recognising Yukon businesses that are also leaders in the environmental sector, we are strengthening our government's commitment to a cleaner and more sustainable economic growth in the territory. "I am looking forward to the many innovative projects that this collaboration with ECO Canada will produce in the coming year, as well as celebrating Yukon leaders who are ensuring a more resilient territory for future generations."

Vice president of Professional Services ECO Canada, Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry, said: "The Yukon Sustainability Awards are the first of its kind in any of the Canadian provinces and territories. These awards show how important it is to be creative and work together to solve the unique sustainability problems that each province and territory faces. They aim to recognise and celebrate the Yukon businesses that take this responsibility seriously, set an example for their peers, and create room for collaboration and innovation to address the complex sustainability challenges."

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Source: Government of Yukon