Taking our corporate and environmental responsibility seriously
As an established and successful organization, Virtual Causeway understands the impact we have on where, and with whom, we work. That not only includes the many college and university students, young entrepreneurs, interns, and future staffers, that graduate every year in our community, but it also includes the impact we all collectively make on our shared environment.
Virtual Causeway committed itself to environmental sustainability starting in 2009. We look for any opportunity to reduce our footprint including simple things such eliminating the use of disposable dish-ware during team lunches, to car pooling to company events, to the dramatic reduction of paper used in our daily office operations. However, it goes beyond that. We joined, and helped fund, Sustainable Waterloo to ensure other organizations in our community do the same thing. Since we started this initiative, we’ve reduced corporate air travel by over 40%, cut our GHG emissions in half, and implemented a “forever green” property management system in our facilities. Most notable, we publicly report our efforts every year to ensure accountability and transparency.
Virtual Causeway understands that today’s startup may be the community’s major employer tomorrow. Successful entrepreneurs benefit everybody. As such, we are committed to assisting, mentoring, and funding these entrepreneurs. We are actively involved in multiple incubators and hubs across multiple cities. We give our time, our expertise, and our people to support these initiatives. It’s a corporate commitment and something we’re proud of, even if we don’t talk about it much publicly.