Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge



240-4664 Lougheed Hwy
V5C 5T5

Reason for taking the Pledge: We feel we have a responsibility to future generation to be aware of our current impact.

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Install ENERGY STAR® rated lighting and equipment
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Consider using multi-user CPU computing
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide staff with transit fares for travel locally to business meetings
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Subsidize transit fares for employee commuting
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air travel
  • Schedule condensed work week to work five days in four and reduce vehicle traffic by 20%
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycle stations at key locations
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Set up a recycle station for items accepted through Return-it and Foam-only
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Clothing Recycling Containers in office and community sites Send payroll statements electronically as well as T4
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase used items whenever possible
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions