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Sustainability

Giving back to leave the world a better place.

West Canadian is deeply committed to our community and the advancement of industry-based green initiatives. Through eco-friendly practices and ongoing efforts to reduce waste, we aim to have a positive impact on our environment and the communities where we live and work. Discover how we're working towards sustainability:

Eco-Friendly Materials

Our Signage Solutions offer 3M graphic films and over laminates that are GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meeting environmental standards for low emissions of VOCs. These products are also tested and certified for use in sensitive environments like schools and healthcare facilities. Our eco-friendly solutions include:

  • Non-PVC Films
  • FSC Certified Papers
  • Bio-based materials
  • No added chlorine or halogens
  • Manufactured with 58% less solvent

Sustainable Landscaping

West Canadian’s main production facility has been purpose-built to provide an eco-friendly and enjoyable space for our staff and the neighbouring community. Our head office features three green roofs that:

  • Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect
  • Capture carbon dioxide and produce oxygen
  • Absorb noise pollution from nearby roadways

Green Design

During construction of our main production facilities, eco-friendly materials were implemented into the design of the building. Our production facilities have:

  • Low flush and high-efficiency toilets
  • Motion-censored taps in washrooms
  • Eco-friendly paint on all walls
  • LED lighting that reduces energy usage
  • High-efficiency windows with thermal glazing
  • Elevators powered by bio-fuel

" Sustainability and social responsibility are deeply ingrained in our culture at West Canadian. Through education and responsible action, we are committed to caring for the communities where we live and work."


Our Pillars of Sustainability

Planet

We care about our planet because it’s our home. We aim to continuously improve our sustainability program with innovative technologies.

Paper

We endeavour to minimize our environmental footprint by using eco-friendly methods and materials, reducing our waste and recycling diligently.

Partnerships

We strive to collaborate with partners who share our values, contribute positively to a sustainable earth and work actively to improve our industry.

Recycling & Waste Management

Working with Cascades Recovery, we run a robust recycling and waste management program. On average, we divert 70-90 percent of materials from the landfill, and generate more than a 40 percent reduction in waste.

To date, our Recovery PLUS® Program has saved:

10,221

Bathtubs full of water

262

Cubic yards from the landfill

1,124

Mature trees

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