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 inaugural 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 by Waterstone Human Capital.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Championing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) is critical to strengthening our purpose, vision and cultural values. By building awareness and incorporating individual differences into our programs, processes and leadership behaviours, we strengthen our purpose of making our people, our clients and our community even better.

Our approach includes the development of a multi-year equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy and conducting a baseline measurement through a company-wide survey. We were proud to discover that SCI achieved the highest inclusion rate among 87 organizations in Canada.

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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Building Emissions

 

Reducing emissions generated by existing facilities and terminals by sourcing energy-efficient equipment

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Waste Diversion

 

Improving our waste diversion plan to reduce the amount of waste to landfill and incineration

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Scope 3 Emissions

 

Engaging with suppliers and clients to reduce Scope 3 emissions and eliminate waste in our operations

Building Emissions
Reducing emissions generated by existing facilities and terminals by sourcing energy-efficient equipment
Waste Diversion
Improving our waste diversion plan to reduce the amount of waste to landfill and incineration
Scope 3 Emissions
Engaging with suppliers and clients to reduce Scope 3 emissions and eliminate waste in our operations

Our GHG Emission Intensity Performance

3000+ 3.631 31 3,389,607
Total number of employees at SCI Emmissions per Employee(Mt CO2e per employee) Number of sites operated by SCI SCI’s total office square footage
SCI’s
WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE
AVERAGE CANADIAN
WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE

2.393

Electricity emission intensity and natural gas emission intensity (kg CO2e per square foot)

2.442

Electricity emission intensity (kg CO2e per square foot)

 

2.442

Natural gas emission intensity (kg CO2e per square foot)

1 Based on Scope 1 and 2 emissions only. 2 Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use (SCIEU) – Buildings 2014 – Data Tables. Available online.

Our GHG Emission
Intensity Performance

3,000+

Total number of
employees at SCI

31

Number of sites
operated by SCI

3.631

Emissions per
employee (Mt CO2e
per employee)

3,389,607

SCI’s total office
square footage

SCI’S
WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE

2.393

Electricity emission intensity
and natural gas emission
intensity (kg CO2e per square foot)

AVERAGE CANADIAN
WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE

2.442

Electricity emission intensity
(kg CO2e per square foot)

2.442

Natural gas emission intensity
(kg CO2e per square foot)

1 Based on Scope 1 and 2 emissions only.
2 Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use (SCIEU) – Buildings 2014 – Data Tables. Available online.

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.

Investing in Our Communities

Supporting local communities, businesses and organizations is what connects and humanizes us. We know that, together, we can make things better for everyone. We believe that partnering with local organizations to help build stronger, healthier and more resilient communities can positively impact the people who live in those areas, while driving employee engagement nationally.

Our initiatives include collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross to help make a meaningful difference in the places where we live and work.

The Canadian Red Cross

SCI is proud of its Canadian heritage, and we’re committed to helping Canadians when they need it most. SCI supports the Canadian Red Cross with its community health and wellness, Indigenous communities and disaster preparedness and response programming

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.

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

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

Creating a greener, more sustainable SCI has begun, and I’m thrilled with how far we’ve come in such a short time. We launched official ESG initiatives in 2021, and we’re making significant progress towards our goals around climate action, zero waste, community support and championing our people.

Chris Galindo | President and Chief Executive Officer

2021 Highlights

Zero Lost Time Incidents achieved at 78% of SCI facilities

SCI is in the top 25th percentile of exemplary safety results within our industry group; in comparison to the AWCBC

Diverted 96% of our waste from landfill. 68% of diverted waste was recyclable

Helped deliver 1M PPE masks to 100+ community organizations

86% of our employees reported feeling a sense of belonging in equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging survey

Shipped 20M+ pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for charitable partners

Electricity & natural gas emission intensities lower than national average for Canadian warehouses

Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 by Waterstone Human Capital

Zero Lost Time Incidents achieved at 78% of SCI facilities

SCI is in the top 25th percentile of exemplary safety results within our industry group; in comparison to the AWCBC.

Diverted 96% of our waste from landfill. 68% of diverted waste was recyclable.

Helped deliver 1M PPE masks to 100+ community organizations

86% of our employees reported feeling a sense of belonging in equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging survey

Shipped 20M+ pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for charitable partners

Electricity & natural gas emission intensities lower than national average for Canadian warehouses

Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 by Waterstone Human Capital

Learn More About Our Sustainability Strategy In Our Inaugural 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:

Download Our Inaugural Sustainability Report To Learn More About Our Sustainability Efforts

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.