Presenters Include:

The 2010 GLOBE Awards Winners:

The GLOBE Foundation is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2010 GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence:

The Corporate Award for Environmental Excellence - Business Strategy RBC Royal Bank of Canada
The Corporate Award for Environmental Excellence - Facilities and Events Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
The ecoFREIGHT Transportation Award Port Metro Vancouver
The Award for Technology Innovation and Application Tantalus Systems Corp.
The Award for Excellence in Emerging Technology Dow Chemical Canada ULC
The Finance Award for Sustainability Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
The Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties Ltd.

 

THE CORPORATE AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE   | top

Whether through expansion, acquisition, or a change in strategic focus, corporations are seeking ways to meet global environmental challenges while maintaining and enhancing shareholder value. This award will be presented to a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship that has materially contributed to economic competitiveness through a commitment to environmental excellence that is integrated with a corporate-wide approach to sustainability.

Business Strategy sub-category

Winner: RBC Royal Bank of Canada

RBC Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank with approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries. Its commitment to environmental sustainability began in 1991 with the launch of its first Policy on the Environment. Over the years, its policies, procedures and programs have broadened their focus to fulfill its four environmental objectives: reduce its operational footprint, lend responsibly, develop environmentally friendly products and engage and reinvest in the communities it serves.

Finalists for this category were:

  • RBC Royal Bank of Canada
  • Vancity
  • Walmart Canada Corp

 

Facilities and Events sub-category   | top

Winner: Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is guided by a 20-member board of directors established by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and local First Nations. VANOC's mission was to build a stronger Canada whose spirit is raised by its passion for sport, culture and sustainability. VANOC was the first Olympic Organizing Committee to build a sustainability performance platform that took an integrated approach to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the Games.

Finalists for this category were:

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • The Minto Group
  • VANOC

 

ecoFREIGHT TRANSPORATION AWARD   | top

Freight transportation, be it by air, water, rail or road, is a sector contributing largely to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Whether by testing and measuring new and underused freight transportation technologies, purchasing and installing proven emission-reducing technologies, or reducing fuel use, air pollution and GHG emissions from idling engines in large urban centres, many companies are tackling this challenge. This award will be presented to a shipper, carrier or other transportation service provider which has included sustainable transportation choices in their environmental strategies, and demonstrated a leadership role in addressing the impact of freight transportation on the environment.

Winner: Port Metro Vancouver

Port Metro Vancouver is committed to conducting operations in a responsible and sustainable manner that safeguards and promotes continual protection of the environment, through a number of initiatives. Port Metro Vancouver working towards effectively reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions, resulting from transportation activities in Canada, successfully incorporating sustainable transportation choices in their environmental strategies, and actively being environmentally conscious/responsible in the production processes through its Air Action Program, Canada Place Shore Power, Differentiated Harbour Dues Program, Environmental Requirements through its Truck Licensing Program, and the Land Side Air Emissions Inventory.

Finalists for this category were:

  • Bison Transport Inc.
  • Frito Lay Canada
  • Port Metro Vancouver

 

THE AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND APPLICATION   | top

Increasingly today, new and innovative technologies are being developed and applied to solve pressing environmental problems. This award will be presented to a company or group of companies that have demonstrated outstanding technical ingenuity in the development and/or application of an innovative technology with a significant environmental application. This technology will have a proven track record through commercialization.

Winner: Tantalus Systems Corp.

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.

Tantalus provides data communications networks for Smart Grid applications including advanced metering, demand response and distribution automation. TUNet® (Tantalus Utility Network) is a rapid and reliable two-way network that enables electric, water & gas utilities to automate processes, reduce costs, improve business operations and deliver top-tier customer service. It enables a utility to automatically read meters, instantly detect outages, remotely maintain equipment, perform sophisticated analytics, and implement conservation programs that can include load control and in-home customer signalling. TUNet is award-winning technology deployed at utilities across North America determined to manage resources intelligently and meet ambitious conservation goals.

Finalists for this category were:

  • Altech Technology Systems Inc.
  • Pulse Energy
  • RETScreen International
  • Tantalus Systems Corp.

 

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY   | top

The most pressing and seemingly unfixable environmental challenges always give rise to the most innovative technological solutions. This award will be presented to a Canadian company that has made valuable progress in the advancement of current environmental technologies or is on the cutting edge in pursuing new and emerging technologies. It will recognize the technology with the most promising potential to provide the greatest financial return from broad commercial application.

Winner: Dow Chemical Canada ULC

The Dow PowerHouse Solar Shingle is the first Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) product to be marketed. It is a revolutionary flexible photovoltaic solar cell packaged in the form of a roofing shingle that can be easily integrated with standard asphalt shingle materials - at an affordable cost. This game-changing product is expected to be available in limited quantities in mid-2010 with shingle systems more widely available in 2011, putting the power of solar energy directly in the hands of homeowners. Ranked number 13 on TIME magazine's list of "The 50 Best Inventions of 2009."

Finalists for this category were:

  • Climate Smart Businesses Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Canada ULC
  • Saltworks Technologies Inc.

 

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN URBAN SUSTAINABILITY   | top

As the hub of industry and innovation, cities have become the economic engines of society. Liveable, vibrant and sustainable cities are rising to the top of the competitive ladder through their ability to attract talent and investment. A key 'building block' for such world class cities is the planning and practice of urban sustainability in City form, building design and economic systems. This award will be presented to a local government, private sector company or consortium which has developed and applied outstanding urban sustainability principles.

Winner: Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties Ltd.

Millennium Water, the Southeast False Creek Winter Olympic Village represents the combined efforts of a huge number of people, including the design team, the City of Vancouver, and myriad consultants and industrial professionals. As the chosen development firm, Millennium SEFC Properties Ltd. worked closely with the City of Vancouver SEFC Office to compile the team responsible for the development of Millennium Water at SEFC. Over 30 firms of designers, engineers and consultants formed the Millennium Water project team responsible for the planning, design and execution of Millennium Water at SEFC. Integration and cooperation was key to these processes and the success of this large, ambitious process.

Finalists for this category were:

  • City of Edmonton Corporate Properties Branch
  • Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties Ltd.
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation

 

THE FINANCE AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY   | top

Financial markets are increasingly integrating environment factors into investment and banking decisions, and are placing more capital into sustainable technologies and ventures. This award will be presented to a North American or global financial institution who has developed new portfolios, debt or investment structures & instruments, analytical tools and/or targeted funds for Canadian environmental technology, infrastructure, retail or industrial, or clean energy markets.

Winner: Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions.  The $550 million SD Tech FundTM supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil.  The $500 million NextGen Biofuels FundTM supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.