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Surrey Environment & Business Awards

Surrey Environment Business AwardsThe Surrey Board of Trade Environment & Business Awards are presented to Surrey based businesses or Surrey Board of Trade members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to environmental leadership and/or issues. This may take the form of hands-on-work through recycling, promoting environmental awareness or education, pursuing ground-breaking environmental research, innovative environmental technology and/or partnerships with the community to promote the environment.

The awards will be presented at a lunch event on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Event Information and Registration


Nominations closed for 2018

Nomination Form

Award Categories

Small, Medium and Large Business

Circular Economy Award

Is your business a part of the Resource Revolution that re-invents, re-thinks and re-defines how we use materials? Then you are a part of the circular economy. You keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them while in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Participating in a circular economy means that your business or organization:

Reduces waste
Drives greater resource productivity
Addresses emerging resource security/scarcity issues in the future
Helps reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption
Focuses on the three priority areas: Food and Drink; Clothing and Textiles; and Electricals and Electronics – all of which are underpinned by resource management
Implements plans to extract the maximum value and use from raw materials, products and waste, fostering energy savings and reducing Green House Gas emissions.
Submission
Please submit your nomination to:

Rhona Doria
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
office@businessinsurrey.com
T: 604.634.0344
F: 604.588.7549


2018 Winners

Small Business Award – EcoSafe Zero Waste, Inc.

EcoSafe Zero Waste designs and implements cradle to cradle solutions for source separation of organics and recyclables with a focus on diverting organic wastes from landfill to commercial compost facilities. The company provides products and services needed to build sustainable, source separation and diversion programs designed to achieve zero waste in communities, institutions, businesses and at home and in public. EcoSafe Zero Waste, whose company mission is “Making a Meaningful Difference” through innovative zero waste solutions that drive social change with industry leading products by applying strong industry partnership.

Medium Business Award – Affinity Manufacturing Ltd.

Affinity Manufacturing Ltd. is a custom manufacturing company capable of manufacturing a multitude of precision components and assemblies. The expertise, excellence and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction is the foundation of their progress. They have the capacity to handle miniature to large mechanical parts and assemblies, undertake prototyping as well as production work at economical pricing and short lead times. Affinity has made a commitment to continuous improvement in every related aspect. In the past several years Affinity has established comprehensive quality assurance system, strong safety culture, and environment-friendly practices level. For Affinity, acting in an environmentally responsible way is more than just a legal duty. Working in the environment that generates commercial waste and consumes electrical energy fosters them to continually promote environmental culture throughout the company.

Large Business Award – Powertech Labs, Inc.

One of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech is home to a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists from around the world. Our cross-departmental teams investigate, diagnose and solve complex problems within a variety of markets with highly technical specialization, and to exceptional standards. Powertech Labs, Inc. has launched the Infrastructure for the Electrification of the Light-Duty Transport” project that focuses on the design and building of hydrogen fueling and the deployment of an electric vehicle charging station network. This project extends beyond Surrey and Metro Vancouver as it supports the removal of carbon emissions from the transportation sector by facilitating the adoption of zero emissions vehicles by the public. Powertech’s deployment of EV charging stations led to British Columbia’s first ever network of direct-current fast-charger (DCFC) stations as well as the installation of a 200-kW next-generation DCFC.

Circular Economy Award – FortisBC Energy Inc.

Fortis BC is an electric power and gas distribution/retail company in British Columbia. FortisBC delivers the energy customers need safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost. FortisBC owns and operates approximately 49,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, and approximately 7,260 kilometres of electric transmission and distribution power lines. The energy infrastructure assets also include B.C.’s largest underground natural gas storage facility, two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities, and four hydroelectric generating plants.

FortisBC has collaborated with the City of Surrey to produce Renewable Natural Gas at the Surrey Biofuel Facility. This project was possible through the use of FortisBC’s existing Renewable Natural Gas program which enabled the City of Surrey to develop a closed-loop solution. FortisBC established a unique contract structure that took advantage of its existing program and infrastructure to allow the City of Surrey to meet its goal of implanting a closed loop system.


2018 Finalists

Small Business Category

1. Ivey International Inc.

IVEY is an International Award Winning Canadian-based environmental technology company celebrating 25 years in the industry. IVEY’s core activities focus on vapour intrusion, soil, and groundwater remediation using patented products and processes. IVEY also provides regular supportive technical consultation to companies who have bought their products, and are in early stages of using them to ensure end user comfort, confidence, and utility, minimizing the potential for application challenges (and errors) while increasing positive application results, and client satisfaction. In this way, IVEY exemplifies dedication to the amelioration of environmental issues through their innovative environmental remediation and decontamination technologies while also promoting environmental awareness and education towards safe, efficient, and effective remediation clean-up approaches and applications. IVEY’s corporate philosophy and practice is underpinned by IVEY’s trademarked statement: “Today’s Environmental Solutions For A Better Tomorrow”.

2. Copytek Print Centre

Copytek Print Centre has over 30 years of solid printing and graphic design services, and has been a long-time leader in green practices in the print industry. Copytek uses vegetable-based inks, has minimum wastage, with 100% recycling programs. In 2017, Copytek initiated the Foam-Free Vaisakhi.  Foam Free Vaisakhi proposes to create an awareness campaign on the disadvantages of using polystyrene product such as Styrofoam and provide the public with information and sources to sustainable alternatives, such as bagasse-based products made from the pulpy residue left over after the extraction of juice from sugar cane. The product biodegrades within 60days. Foam Free Vaisakhi was created, at a grass roots level, at a time when Styrofoam is being banned from our transfer stations. Their efforts have put words into actions and have seen immediate results along with future commitments from the City of Surrey and those food stalls for the coming years.

3. Ecosafe Zero Waste, Inc.

EcoSafe Zero Waste designs and implements cradle to cradle solutions for source separation of organics and recyclables with a focus on diverting organic wastes from landfill to commercial compost facilities. The company provides products and services needed to build sustainable, source separation and diversion programs designed to achieve zero waste in communities, institutions, businesses and at home and in public. EcoSafe Zero Waste, whose company mission is “Making a Meaningful Difference” through innovative zero waste solutions that drive social change with industry leading products by applying strong industry partnership.

Medium Business Category

1. Affinity Manufacturing Ltd.

Affinity Manufacturing Ltd. is a custom manufacturing company capable of manufacturing a multitude of precision components and assemblies. The expertise, excellence and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction is the foundation of their progress. They have the capacity to handle miniature to large mechanical parts and assemblies, undertake prototyping as well as production work at economical pricing and short lead times. Affinity has made a commitment to continuous improvement in every related aspect. In the past several years Affinity has established comprehensive quality assurance system, strong safety culture, and environment-friendly practices level. For Affinity, acting in an environmentally responsible way is more than just a legal duty. Working in the environment that generates commercial waste and consumes electrical energy fosters them to continually promote environmental culture throughout the company.

2. Product Care Association

Product Care Association (PCA) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship company. That’s a complex description for what is actually a fairly simple idea: at the core, Product care is a group of people committed to making the recycling of special waste easy for everyone. In a nutshell, PCA sets up collection networks for unwanted products, develops transportation systems to move recyclable waste safely and efficiently, works with other recycling experts to create industry-leading material processing standards, promotes awareness of available recycling programs, and maintains detailed records of all this in order to report to regulators, stakeholders, partners and the general public.

Essentially, PCA distills exceedingly complex recycling challenges down into transparent, palatable, and achievable programs that everyone can use to keep their end-of-life products out of landfills and waterways.

3. Phoenix Enterprises Ltd.

Phoenix Enterprises, Ltd was founded in 1996 with the purpose of Phoenix eliminating hazardous materials. Over the past 20 years they have grown in expertise and experience to become one of the top hazardous material removal companies in the province. Phoenix Enterprises’ organizational mission is to reduce the impact on the environment by practicing and emphasizing sustainable work procedures. They strive to accomplish this with initiatives designed to minimize the impact on this province’s beautiful natural resources and to lessen the amount of non-hazardous waste that are being transferred to landfills. Their promise is to ensure the safe handling, demolition, and transportation of all hazardous materials and non-hazardous materials.

Medium Business Category

1. Fortis BC

Fortis BC is an electric power and gas distribution/retail company in British Columbia. FortisBC delivers the energy customers need safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost. FortisBC owns and operates approximately 49,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, and approximately 7,260 kilometres of electric transmission and distribution power lines. The energy infrastructure assets also include B.C.’s largest underground natural gas storage facility, two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities, and four hydroelectric generating plants.

FortisBC has collaborated with the City of Surrey to produce Renewable Natural Gas at the Surrey Biofuel Facility. This project was possible through the use of FortisBC’s existing Renewable Natural Gas program which enabled the City of Surrey to develop a closed-loop solution. FortisBC established a unique contract structure that took advantage of its existing program and infrastructure to allow the City of Surrey to meet its goal of implanting a closed loop system.

2. Powertech Labs, Inc.
One of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech is home to a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists from around the world. Our cross-departmental teams investigate, diagnose and solve complex problems within a variety of markets with highly technical specialization, and to exceptional standards. Powertech Labs, Inc. has launched the Infrastructure for the Electrification of the Light-Duty Transport” project that focuses on the design and building of hydrogen fueling and the deployment of an electric vehicle charging station network. This project extends beyond Surrey and Metro Vancouver as it supports the removal of carbon emissions from the transportation sector by facilitating the adoption of zero emissions vehicles by the public. Powertech’s deployment of EV charging stations led to British Columbia’s first ever network of direct-current fast-charger (DCFC) stations as well as the installation of a 200-kW next-generation DCFC.

3. Revolution Resource Recovery, Inc.

Revolution is a proud BC family owned and operated company that has been changing the waste management industry and striving to do what is right and not necessarily what is easy – for almost 30 years. Revolution Resource is a waste management specialist and organic farmers. They have pioneered the concept of Full Circle Organics to fully transform a huge component of the waste stream or food waste into valuable and much needed amending compost. The organic compost is used to grow organic foods. They are the only certified organic facility that creates compost from offsite sources, anywhere. The state-of-the-art facilities enables them to process bags and organic material separately, allowing them unprecedented organics recovery rates of over 98%.

A Circular Economy Award will also be presented this year to one of the finalists above. The winner will have demonstrated that they re-invent, re-think and re-define how they use materials. They will have kept resources in use for as long as possible, extracted the maximum value from them while in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.


2017 Nominees

Small Business Category
Freshtec Innovations Inc.
Leading Ahead
The Eco Floor Store
West Coast Water Treatment

Medium Business Category
ENKON Environmental Limited
Honeybee Centre
Organic Grocer
PowerPAD – SFU Fuel Cell Research Laboratory

Large Business Category
ABC Recycling
BC Plant Health Care
CARO Analytical Services
Dillon Consulting Limited
Fraser Surrey Docks
Lafarge Canada Inc.
LifeLabs
Stericycle ULC
Surrey Schools
TD Bank Group
Trans-Continental Textile Recycling Ltd.

A Circular Economy Award will also be presented this year to one of the nominees above. The winner will have demonstrated that they re-invent, re-think and re-define how they use materials. They will have kept resources in use for as long as possible, extracted the maximum value from them while in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.



Previous Winners

2017 Winners

Small Business Award – The Eco Floor Store

Medium Business Award – SFU – PowerPAD

Large Business Award – Dillon Consulting Limited

Circular Economy Award – Lafarge Canada Inc.

2016 Winners

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Small Business Award – Compy Inc.

Medium Business Award – Mansonville Plastics Group of Companies

Large Business Award – Vancity Credit Union

Circular Economy Award – Cascades Recovery Inc.

2015 Winners

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Small Sized Business: TBF Environmental Technology Inc.

Medium Sized Business: Executive Mat Service & Janitorial Supply

Large Sized Business: Emterra Environmental

2014 winners:

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Small Sized Business: TBF Environmental Technology Inc.

Medium Sized Business: Novex Delivery Solutions

Large Sized Business: Guildford Town Centre

2013 winners:

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Small Sized Business: EMPOWER ME Program by Quality Program Services

Medium Sized Business: Laser Valley Technologies Corp.

Large Sized Business: Novo Textiles Co. Ltd.

2012 winners:

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Small Sized Business: Urban Cultivator

Medium Sized Business: BC Plant Health Care Inc.

Large Sized Business: Lark Group

2011 winners:

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Winner: It’s Your Move!

Honourable Mention: Dr. Eric Kjeang, School of Business Engineering – Mechatronics at SFU

2010 winners:

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KNV Chartered Accountants, Environmental Innovation Award Category

Honeybee Centre, Environmental Sustainability Award Category

2009 winners:

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PB Copy, Small Business Award Category

Vancity Business Banking, Large Business Award Category

2008 winner:

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Product Care Association