UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2024

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For the 13th consecutive year, UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2024.

This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and are attracting employees because of their environmental leadership.

At UBC, sustainability is embedded in teaching, learning and research and is integrated through our operations and infrastructure. We are committed to leadership in Climate Action, and our sustainability efforts are proudly delivered by students, faculty and staff — find ways you can get involved.

Three reasons why UBC is selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers this year: 

  • UBC’s formal employee-led Sustainability Coordinator Program (established over 20 years ago) is comprised of over 100 members working to implement sustainable practices across the university’s many departments
  • UBC offers an impressive range of highly focused environmental initiatives across campus that aim to foster a culture of sustainability among staff, students and the community — including Sustainability Tours, the Green Labs program promoting sustainable behaviours, and the 24-hectare on-campus certified organic farm with over 200 varieties of crops
  • UBC is accelerating green building performance and regenerative design across its campus building portfolio through the Green Building Action Plan, which will result in a net-positive contribution to human and natural systems by 2035 — as part of the plan, all new construction and renovations for institutional buildings must be LEED Gold certified, and some will also target other certifications such as Passive House and WELL Building Standard Certification.

In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers this year, UBC is also recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

Learn more about how we’re making UBC an inspiring place to work through Focus on People 2025.