Morguard, one of Canada’s largest integrated real estate companies, recognized the value of integrating sustainability into their operations for not only the social and ecological benefits but for the Morguard, one of Canada’s largest integrated real estate companies, recognized the value of integrating sustainability into their operations for not only the social and ecological benefits but for the economic advantage gained through differentiating themselves amongst their competitors.
Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. In 1994, Interface Founder Ray Anderson challenged his co-workers to pursue a bold new vision:
“Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits – and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence.”
Committed to sustainability and increasingly reliant on projects based in lesser-industrialized countries, Alcan’s Bauxite & Alumina (B&A) division saw an opportunity to develop a sustainability vision that brought social and environmental concerns even more into focus for the business.
In 2009, the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) underwent a visioning and training session provided by The Natural Step Canada to help advance their sustainability program in conjunction with the vision of The Sustainable Twin Ports plan. As the public transit provider for the cities of Duluth, Hermantown, and Proctor, Minnesota, as well as Superior, Wisconsin, the DTA is responsible for serving the mobility needs of approximately 120,000 residents and visitors in the Twin Ports area.