Our Commitment to Sustainability.

As Canada’s leading supply chain partner, we support the economic, social, and environmental issues important to our communities, our employees and the clients we serve.

We are proud to share our second Sustainability Report which outlines the steps we’ve taken to invest in a greener, more sustainable future.

People, Planet and Communities: Our Approach

Our approach to sustainability is focused on three areas: Our People, Our Planet and Our Communities. Across these pillars, we have invested in initiatives that empower our people; create a more equitable, diverse culture; support our local communities and protect the environment around us – helping Canada meet its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Click on the circles below to learn more details about each of the pillars.

Our People …Are Our Most Important Asset

At SCI, every one of our employees contributes to our success. “We’ll make you even better” is our promise to support our employees’ development, total wellbeing and lived experiences. We want our people to feel engaged, empowered and invested in their work so that we can make a positive impact on our clients and our shared communities.

Our Culture Makes Us Unique

We achieve results by creating a work environment that encourages our team members to be better every day. Culture is the catalyst for change, and by reinforcing a common language, we can connect back to our values of Build Trust, Embrace Change and Achieve Together.

We have done some incredible work over the past six years to define our cultural values and embed them throughout the organization, uniting us under a common purpose. We are proud to share that we were named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 and 2022 by Waterstone Human Capital.

Fostering Our Culture

For an employee to be engaged, they must be motivated to work hard toward a common goal that aligns with the company’s vision. They must be committed to the values their organization represents and have a clear view and understanding of the objectives of the work they are doing.

Being a people-centric organization means listening to our employees, and ensuring we support their wellbeing and desire to perform and succeed. In 2022, we launched our Row in Unison initiative, through which we engaged our senior leaders and influencers in an ongoing process. Our off-site, in-person sessions were (and will continue to be) a two-way, multi-level forum – providing our people with the opportunity to share their voices.

Our Planet …Is Our Responsibility

We’re making important sustainability investments in our company by focusing on energy efficiency and process improvements to help reduce emissions and mitigate climate change.

Climate Change and GHG Emissions

Understanding the impact our business has on the environment is fundamental to our ESG platform. Our strategies include implementing a multi-year Waste Management Plan to reduce waste generation and improving energy efficiency to carry our business responsibly into the next generation.

As part of our sustainability journey to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change, we’re committed to minimizing our carbon footprint by better understanding, measuring and reducing our impact on the environment. We will continue serving customers and communities responsibly while helping Canada meet its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Our Areas of Focus

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Scope 1 Emissions

 

Direct GHG emissions that occur from emission sources that are controlled or owned by SCI (e.g., boilers, furnaces, vehicles).

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Scope 2 Emissions

 

Indirect GHG emissions associated with SCI purchasing electricity and steam.

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Scope 3 Emissions

 

Indirect GHG emissions that result from SCI activities but occur at sources owned or controlled by other entities within SCI’s value chain.

Scope 1 Emissions
Direct GHG emissions that occur from emission sources that are controlled or owned by SCI (e.g., boilers, furnaces, vehicles).
Scope 2 Emissions
Indirect GHG emissions associated with SCI purchasing electricity and steam.
Scope 3 Emissions
Indirect GHG emissions that result from SCI activities but occur at sources owned or controlled by other entities within SCI’s value chain.

2022 GHG Inventory Results

Informational Items:
Purchased electricity (market-based): 3,207 MTCO2e

HCFC refrigerant use: 12 MTCO2e
MTCO2e: million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent 

SCOPE 1 EMISSIONS11,481
Stationary Combustion9,258
Mobile Combustion: Owned Fleet2,084
Refrigerants139
SCOPE 2 EMISSIONS780
Purchased Electricity
(Location-based)
780
SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS12,497
Purchased Goods & Services
(Purchases & Third-party Fleet)
4,174
Employee Commuting3,057
Fuel & Energy-related Activities3,003
Waste Generated in Operations1,150
Capital Goods1,019
Business Travel
(Air, Train, Personal Vehicles)
48
Upstream Transportation & Distribution46

Our Communities …Are What Connect Us

It’s more important than ever to give back to the people in the communities where we live and work to promote local engagement and development.

The Canadian Red Cross

SCI is proud of its Canadian heritage, and we’re committed to helping Canadians when they need it most. The vital humanitarian work of the Canadian Red Cross helps people across the country. SCI supports the Canadian Red Cross in three areas – community health and wellness, emergency preparedness and response, and Indigenous communities – that align strongly with our values.

It’s more important than ever to give back to the people in the communities where we live and work to promote local engagement and development. In 2022, through a variety of events and initiatives, SCI and our employees raised $131,500 for the Canadian Red Cross.

To learn more about our partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, click here

Employee Volunteering

In a successful partnership, both partners have to bring their best to the table. In 2022, SCI employees brought their best to support our partner, the Canadian Red Cross. SCI employees ran a three-month-long fundraising event over the fall that raised close to $28,000 for the Canadian Red Cross.

Over the course of the year, 17 employees from the GTA accumulated 51 hours working in shifts to pack food hampers for people in need of support at the Canadian Red Cross Toronto-Region Branch Mobile Food Bank. In addition to packing food, our employees also donated 10 boxes filled with non-perishable food to the facility.

$20,000 for community health and wellness initiatives – HELP in Atlantic Canada
$48,000 for Indigenous programs in Ontario
$63,500 for emergency preparedness and response efforts in Canada

Learn More About Our Sustainability Strategy In Our 2022 Sustainability Report.

Sustainability is at the heart of our business strategy, and this report reflects our commitment to making a positive impact on our planet, people and communities. Moving forward, we will continue to work collaboratively, set ambitious goals and implement thoughtful initiatives to drive positive change. Together, we can build a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.

Chris Galindo | President and Chief Executive Officer

2022 Highlights

Zero lost time incidents achieved at 79% of SCI facilities

Diverted 74% of our waste from landfill

Launched the Leading Indicators program to track monthly safety activities throughout all SCI facilities

Top 25th percentile for exemplary safety results in our industry group, compared to the overall standards from AWCBC

Launched EDIB Employee Representative Committee comprised of women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities

Raised $131,500 for the Canadian Red Cross

Our average emissions intensity for electricity is below the Canadian warehouse average

Recognized for the 2nd year in a row as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital

Zero lost time incidents achieved at 79% of SCI facilities

Diverted 74% of our waste from landfill

Launched the Leading Indicators program to track monthly safety activities throughout all SCI facilities

Top 25th percentile for exemplary safety results in our industry group, compared to the overall standards from AWCBC*

Launched EDIB Employee Representative Committee comprised of women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities

Raised $131,500 for the Canadian Red Cross

Our average emissions intensity for electricity is below the Canadian warehouse average

Recognized for the 2nd year in a row as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital

Learn More About Our Sustainability Strategy In Our 2022 Sustainability Report.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

As part of our sustainability journey, everywhere we operate we are committed to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a roadmap of 17 goals that align the world on a sustainable path to 2030. To ensure the greatest direct influence and impact for a meaningful and transparent contribution, we have identified four SDGs to focus our efforts on:

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Transforming Our Business One Footprint at a Time.

We’re committed to making our people, our communities and our planet, even better, together. Partner with a 3PL who cares, we will help make you even better, with less environmental impact.