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Tepperman’s, Finalist for Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Canadian retailer Tepperman’s has been named a finalist for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the London Chamber of Commerce.

The organization’s annual London Business Achievement Awards recognizes business excellence in a number of business categories. Tepperman’s was praised for the positive impact it has had on the communities it serves, its transparent exchange of best CSR practices among its stakeholders and enterprises, and for creating innovative solutions to tackle sustainability issues.

“It is truly a wonderful honor to be named a finalist for this year’s Business Achievement Awards in CSR and to be recognized among other leading businesses in the community,” said Andrew Tepperman, president of Tepperman’s. “We completely believe that that our company’s sustainability is directly linked to the welfare of the communities where we operate and we make it a business imperative to demonstrate best practices and lead through social impact.”

Often called the "Academy Awards" of business achievement in London, the Chamber's annual Business Achievement Awards gala showcases and celebrates some of the outstanding businesses in London, Ontario. The Annual Business Achievement Awards is the largest business awards gala of its kind in Canada. 

The full-scale retailer – who has been in London since 1997 with the largest distribution center among its 5 other locations, has been working steadily towards accelerating responsible business practices through sustainable, profitable growth that delivers value for customers, colleagues, shareholders, communities and planet alike -- in particular, its involvement and partnership in waste reduction and partnership with schools on environmental programs.

From materials and energy use, to design, manufacturing processes, and social responsibility, Tepperman’s sets stringent guidelines and goals to ensure it is energy self-sufficient. By reducing its ecological footprint, Tepperman’s commitments reflect its goal to become a zero waste and socially responsible business.

Some actions include:

  • reducing its energy consumption by 20% by 2025
  • diverting 100% of waste from landfills with 401 tons of materials being recycled annually
  • implementing a full energy management system and audit
  • providing customers with courtesy electric car charging stations in every location
  • collaborating with local charities to receive unwanted furniture from customers thus extending products’ lifecycle
  • allocating discarded mattresses to a factory that recycles over 90% of raw materials into new products.

Tepperman’s was also recognized for its contributions and support to environmental and community outreach programs. The 37th annual Business Achievement Awards will be held on 25 March 2020 at London’s RBC Place.

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