2016 Business Excellence Awards – Sustainability

The Town of Orangeville is pleased to sponsor the
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The 2016 Sustainability Award

Recognizes a business or community organization which, mindful of the interconnections of all aspects of its surrounding community, has demonstrated a long-term view to protecting the local environment, providing a diverse, inclusive and balanced workforce and community and is developing and nurturing sustainable growth which is mindful of resource limits, either within its own business/organization or in the broader community.



E. Hoffman Plastics Inc.

Hofmann Plastics is a Packaging convertor who manufactures a large variety of Plastic containers, for the Food, Beverage and DIY markets, utilizing several moulding and decorating methods.
In 2006 the Company consolidated two small operations in Brampton, Ontario (North Toronto) and relocated to a 150,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and warehouse in Orangeville Ontario. 100 km (60miles) North of Toronto.
In the subsequent 10 years, under the direction of Mr Paul Kalia, Chief Operating Director, the company has grown and invested in new state of the art technologies in new systems and upgrading others.
Current Technologies. Injection Moulding, Thermoforming, Decorating with dry-offset printing, In-mould labelling


Ecology Retreat Center

The Ecology Retreat Centre welcomes self-organized groups of 15 to 70 people, offering accommodation, meeting space and meals year round. We are located in the Hockley Valley in a beautiful rural forest setting. Onsite catering features tasty home-style meals. Formal meeting spaces include two meeting rooms more than 1000ft2. Accommodation includes 22 rooms with no more than 3 to 4 beds per room.
We define “Ecology” as “beings supporting beings to sustain life”. We therefore aim to attract groups and people that are doing good things for other people, the planet or both. We actively promote recycling and composting. We try to use local food suppliers where possible. We continually make efforts towards reducing our overall carbon footprint.


GFL Environmental Inc.

GFL Environmental Inc. provides waste, recycling and organic collection to the residents of Dufferin County. We provide commercial collections to businesses for waste, recycling, liquid and hazardous waste and organics. GFL also owns and operates the Dufferin Transfer station located in Amaranth on Country road 11 that accepts various streams of waste and recycling that is open to commercial and residential customers 6 days a week. GFL has operated in Dufferin County for over 15 years. GFL employ’s over 70 people on a full time basis offering a safe, friendly and environmentally conscious atmosphere. Customer service is the key to our success and GFL strives to provide our customers the best service possible.

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Go Adventure Co.

Go Adventure Co. is an outdoor based recreation company that provides programs to anyone, anywhere at anytime. GO’s goals are to build a community of GO-ers who love to play, move and be outside. Through an array of programs for varying age groups (summer camp, ladies programs, group team building, family camps, youth leadership programs, retreats and more) GO strives to bring back the simplicity of play, reconnect people to nature and encourage the knowledge and development of Physical Literacy and movement skills.


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Historic Downtown Orangeville BIA

Adopted in 1976, the Orangeville BIA was tasked with bringing independent businesses owners together in an effort to strengthen the downtown business area in an era when traditional downtowns began competing against malls and plazas. The OBIA represents over 230 businesses and property owners; manages the Orangeville Farmers’ Market; and is mandated with developing the downtown through beautification, general improvements, promotions, events & marketing, and to advocate on behalf of the interest of the businesses within its boundaries.
As General Manager of the OBIA & Farmers’ Market, Alison Scheel sits on several local Boards and Committees. Her strength is building relationships and fostering small, independent business. .


Hockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort with accommodation, an 8,000 sq. ft. spa, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, over 14 ski/snowboard trails, 3 restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and a ton of things to see and do! Hockley Valley Resort offers something for everyone, from corporate to weddings to leisure and beyond.. Located in Mono, ON, in the beautiful rolling hills of Hockley Valley, we are just 45 minutes north of Toronto, with beautifully scenic views and just the escape you need.



Landman Gardens and Bakery

Landman Gardens and Bakery officially opened in 2011. Rebecca began the business with a passion for creating and growing delicious food. After completely Culinary Management and a Sustainable Agriculture diploma Rebecca combined both careers into her business. Rebecca grows 1.5 acres of vegetables, runs a commercial kitchen on-farm, hosts dinners on the farm and attends several farmers markets with her products. By creating delicious local products Rebecca feels she is completing a missing link in people’s lives, connecting them to their food once again.


Millenium1 Solutions

Millennium1 Solutions is a leading Canadian outsourced solutions provider, offering high-quality solutions to many of the most recognizable North American brands across a variety of industries. We have been operating in Orangeville since 1977, currently with ~250 local employees; many who have chosen to stay with us for over 20 years of service. We take great care to support our community while also providing a great place to work. We’re pleased to have grown in Orangeville this year, with the introduction of new role types and many new team members. We believe our offering of stable local employment to Dufferin residents as well as our commitment to both our employees and clients makes us a candidate for this year’s BEAs.



TD Canada Trust – Orangeville Mall

TD is committed to being an environmental leader. We work to embed an environmental perspective throughout our business and into our core business strategy, focusing on the following key areas: reducing TD’s operational footprint, managing environmental risk, developing green products and services for customers, and engaging employees and communities.TD works with the community to foster environmental stewardship and help green communities across Canada through TD Friends of the Environment. FEF has provided funding to many projects in the local community including projects with local elementary and secondary schools. We are proud to work with our community by increasing green space through TD Tree Days and TD Greenstreets.