Member Profile: Goodwill Industries Inc.
Goodwill Industries Mission
Changing lives and communities through the power of WORK.
Goodwill Industries, a non-profit social enterprise, provides work opportunities, skills development and employee and family strengthening for those who face barriers such as disability or social disadvantage; with the aim of advancing individuals, families and communities toward self-sufficiency and prosperity.
Sustainability and Environmental Impact
Goodwill is a triple bottom line organization committed to people, planet, and prosperity. Our mission of helping individuals on their journey to work integrates on a social enterprise platform that engages citizens in reuse and recycling, thereby diverting millions of pounds of goods from landfill and thus helping to sustain the environment. We are proud recipients of the London Chamber of Commerce 2017 Environmental Leadership Award.
There is much depth to Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact. We embrace smart growth principles, revitalize declining neighbourhoods, engage in brownfield development and LEED building design, create ‘green’ jobs, and train and certify individuals for the emerging ‘green’ labour market. We participate in an “Energy Challenge” with our Goodwill North American colleagues whereby we track and reduce our energy consumption. Today we benchmark in the top of our field in waste to landfill diversion as we strive for ‘zero waste.’