June 15, 2017
Landscape Ontario member, Sheridan Nurseries, has received a prestigious accolade as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers from Mediacorp Canada, for the company’s continued commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Sheridan Nurseries president and CEO, Karl Stensson, said, “Receiving the Canada’s Greenest Employers award for the second year in a row is a great honour. This award is a result of the dedication and commitment by our entire team to achieve our environmental goals. As a company founded on landscapes and plants, our standards of excellence for everything ‘green’ echo our company values for over 100 years.”

Companies are evaluated based on their unique environmental initiatives and how they link to the company’s public identity, success in reducing their environmental footprint and employee involvement in the programs.

Sheridan offers educational programs in the community, including the “Little Digger” program that introduces children to the plant life-cycle, the “Growing-up Green” school outreach program and the LEAF program that highlights native plant species. In addition, Sheridan constructed a massive, 117 million-litre pond that collects rainwater and water run-off from its growing operations and naturally filters water through a series of settling ponds. The result was a significant reduction of the company’s water draw from local sources.