Goodwill has partnered with WasteZero, a certified B-Corp, to assist donors with bringing donations to their nearest Goodwill Donation Centre. Once received, these bags are then collected and re-used as part of Goodwill’s zero-waste initiative.
Goodwill’s Sustainability and Environmental Impact
Goodwill is a triple, bottom-line organization committed to people, planet, and prosperity. Our mission of helping individuals on their journey to work integrates on a social enterprise platform that engages citizens in reuse and recycling, thereby diverting millions of pounds of goods from landfill and thus helping to sustain the environment. We are proud recipients of the London Chamber of Commerce Environmental Leadership Award (2017).
There is much depth to Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact. We embrace smart growth principles, revitalize declining neighbourhoods, engage in brownfield development and LEED building design, create ‘green’ jobs, and train and certify individuals for the emerging ‘green’ labour market. We participate in an “Energy Challenge” with our Goodwill North American colleagues whereby we track and reduce our energy consumption. Today we benchmark in the top of our field in waste to landfill diversion as we strive for ‘zero waste.’
WasteZero is a Certified B Corporation, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 WasteZero was named to the B Corp “Best for the World – Environment” list, a distinguished group of businesses with an environmental impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations.
You donate. We train. People work.
Every time you donate to Goodwill, you are creating work for someone who needs it. You fuel our mission of changing lives through the power of WORK. We employ over 1,200 people through our Community Stores, Donation Centres, sorting/recycling, manufacturing and hospitality programs, providing good jobs with real on-the-job work experience, a living wage and benefits while helping to address barriers that sometimes prevent people from finding and keeping a job such as mental or physical illness, youth that are at-risk and new Canadians.