Nestlé Joins SC Brampton-Caledon
April 5, 2010 Leave a comment
Brampton, Ontario – Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon (SCBC) officially welcomes Nestlé Canada, Inc. into the SCBC family of businesses. Hosting an event for Nestlé’s staff of 245 last Thursday, SCBC recognized the company’s commitment to reducing traffic congestion and greening our environment. Taking place in the Nestlé parking lot at 9050 Airport Rd., the day-long event featured an official presentation where SCBC presented the first of many carpool parking signs to Nestlé’s National Customer Service Director, Frank Scali.
“SCBC has helped reduced GHG emissions by a staggering 1,234,390 kg – that’s equivalent to saving 1,234 acres of forest and that’s not all. By choosing to either carpool, take public transit, bike or walk, our Smart Partners have eliminated more than 5 million kilometers of car travel on our local roadways – that’s over 1,000 trips across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s!” said Wayne Waters, Board of Director for Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon “I am thrilled Nestlé has come on board to join Smart Commute.”
“By partnering with Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon, we’re helping our employees find new ways to save on their daily commute to work, while reducing their carbon footprint.,” said Mr. Scali. This program is just one great example of how at Nestlé, we’re demonstrating our commitment to environmental sustainability across all aspects of our business.”
Aaron Gaul, Program Manager for SCBC, commented, “We’ve all experienced the stress and frustration facing GTHA commuters. When major business leaders like Nestlé Canada partner with Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon it shows the proactive role employers can take to make commuting easier for their employees.”
Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon is a not for profit organization with funding and support from Metrolinx and the Region of Peel. SCBC has helped commuters prevent over 1,200,000 kg of greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating over 5,000,000km of car travel since 2007. Eleven organizations with more than 20,000 employees are currently partnered with Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon.
Smart Commute is a joint venture between Metrolinx and area municipalities. More than 130 employers with 335,000 employees have signed on to the Smart Commute program. Members of the public can also access services such as the Carpool Zone online ridematching service at www.smartcommute.ca. Metrolinx is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario. For more information visit our website www.metrolinx.com.
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