Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) awarded Canada’s Exhibition Place the 3RCertified Platinum Level Status, which recognizes organizations taking a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion.
Certification is awarded on the basis of an onsite evaluation and is valid for three years with successful annual assessments.
“I would like to thank our Chief Executive Officer Dianne Young and the entire staff at Exhibition Place for continuously maintaining a level of outstanding achievement through the GREENSmart program,” said Councillor Mark Grimes, chair of the Board of Governors, Exhibition Place. “Obtaining the highest standard for waste diversion in the Province was recognized both by RCO and Paul Evans, deputy minister, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change at the award ceremony, and the Board is very thankful and proud of that distinction.”
RCO was pleased to recognize nearly 60 organizations from across private and public sectors for innovation and achievement in waste reduction and recycling. The ceremony took place on Oct. 23 and recognized Exhibition Place as the only organization in all of Ontario at Platinum Level status and as the first recipient of the program.
Exhibition Place’s GREENSmart program was established in 2004 and incorporates a number of environmental initiatives, which reflect its goal of environmental responsibility and leadership with respect to sustainability, energy production and waste reduction.
Canada’s largest entertainment venue, Exhibition Place attracts more than 5.3 million visitors a year.