Hemmera Named One of British Columbia’s Top Employers of 2019

Hemmera is excited to announce that our firm has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of BC’s Top 100 Employers of 2019. This annual, high-profile competition recognizes the nation’s best places to work – companies that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

“It is a huge honour to be considered a top employer in British Columbia for the fourth year in a row,” says Paul Hemsley, Hemmera President and founder. “I am proud of all our employees across Canada for continuing to grow, learn, and live through The Hemmera Way, everyday”.

Hemmera’s unique culture is defined by The Hemmera Way — a collective way of thinking that defines our behaviours, actions, attitudes, and approach to everything we do. The Hemmera Way differentiates us from our competitors by the way we practice Hemmera’s collective values of being people-based, business focused, and values driven while delivering performance excellence to our clients and projects.

This year’s BC winners were evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere and Social; Health, Financial and Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training and Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which firm offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Some of the reasons why Hemmera was selected as a BC Top Employer include: external and internal training opportunities, flexible work environment, vacation and time-off policies, high number of social events throughout the year, and amazing staff.

About Hemmera

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Human Environment.

 

Hemmera Recognized as One of Greenest Employers of 2019

Burnaby, BC – April 15, 2019 – Hemmera is thrilled to announce that our firm has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the third straight year. This annual, high-profile competition recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

“We are honoured to accept this award for the third year in a row,” says Paul Hemsley, Hemmera’s president and founder. “As a national environmental consultancy, we take our role as environmental stewards very seriously. I’m proud of our employees across Canada for continuing to grow, learn, and live The Hemmera Way, everyday. Our employees’ environmental commitment is evident in the many ways they support our clients and their projects.”

Hemmera’s unique culture is defined by The Hemmera Way — a collective way of thinking that defines our behaviours, actions, attitudes, and approach to everything we do. The Hemmera Way differentiates us from our competitors by the way we practice Hemmera’s collective values of being people-based, business focused, and values driven while delivering performance excellence to our clients and projects. Since our firm’s inception, reducing our environmental impact has always been a cornerstone of our values-driven approach to conducting our business and serving our clients.

This year’s Greenest Employers were selected according to four key factors: unique environmental initiatives or program development; success in reducing their own environmental footprint; employee involvement in these programs, including individual contribution of unique skills; and the success of environmental initiatives in connecting to the employer’s public identity to attract new people who share the same values. Some of the reasons why Hemmera was selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers include having an employee-led Environment Committee, providing a range of commuter amenities, delivering an environmental orientation program for new staff, and participating in ongoing green community initiatives.

About Hemmera

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Human Environment.

 

Hemmera a Finalist for the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

Hemmera is pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby as a finalist for the 2018 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards. These annual awards honour and celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations for their contributions to the local economy and community. Hemmera is a finalist in the Environmental Sustainability and Healthy Workplace award categories.

Hemmera Named One of British Columbia’s Top Employers of 2018

Burnaby, BC – February 22, 2018– Hemmera is excited to announce that our firm has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of BC’s Top Employers of 2018. This annual, high-profile competition recognizes the nation’s best places to work – companies that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this award for the third time,” says Paul Hemsley, Hemmera President. “It is an honour to be considered a top employer in British Columbia. Most importantly, I am thankful to all of our employees across Canada for continuing to grow, learn, and live through The Hemmera Way, everyday”.

Hemmera’s unique culture is defined by The Hemmera Way — a collective way of thinking that defines our behaviours, actions, attitudes, and approach to everything we do. The Hemmera Way differentiates us from our competitors by the way we practice Hemmera’s collective values of being people-based, business focused, and values driven while delivering performance excellence to our clients and projects.

This year’s BC winners were evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere and Social; Health, Financial and Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training and Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which firm offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Some of the reasons why Hemmera was selected as a BC Top Employer include: external and internal training opportunities, flexible work environment, vacation and time-off policies, high number of social events throughout the year, and amazing staff.

About Hemmera

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

Visit www.hemmera.com.

Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Mediacorp Canada Inc. manages the well-known Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and the Eluta.ca job search engine. BC’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Entering it’s 13th year, this special regional category recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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For more information contact:
Rhoni Whyard
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Hemmera, an Ausenco Company
T: 604-408-4019
C: 604-865-1612
rwhyard@hemmera.com

Hemmera Recognized as One of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2018

Burnaby, BC – April 19, 2018 – Hemmera, an Ausenco Company is pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the second straight year. This annual, high-profile competitions recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.

“We are honoured to accept this award for the second year in a row,” says Paul Hemsley, Hemmera’s president. “As a national environmental consultancy, we take our role as environmental stewards very seriously. I’m both proud of and thankful to our employees across Canada for continuing to demonstrate The Hemmera Way, everyday. Our employees’ environmental commitment is evident in the many ways they support our clients and their projects.”

Hemmera’s unique culture is defined by The Hemmera Way, a collective way of thinking that defines our employees’ behaviours, actions, attitudes, and approach to everything we do. The Hemmera Way differentiates us from other firms by the way we practice Hemmera’s collective values of being people based, business focused, and values driven while delivering performance excellence to our clients and projects. Since our firm’s inception, reducing our environmental impact has always been a cornerstone of our values-driven approach to conducting our business and serving our clients.

This year’s Greenest Employers were selected according to four key factors: unique environmental initiatives or program development; success in reducing their own environmental footprint; employee involvement in these programs, including individual contribution of unique skills; and the success of environmental initiatives in connecting to the employer’s public identity to attract new people who share the same values. Some of the reasons why Hemmera was selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers include having an employee-led Environment Committee, providing a range of commuter amenities, delivering an environmental orientation program for new staff, and participating in ongoing green community initiatives.

About Hemmera

Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco, is a leading Canadian environmental consultancy valued for our expertise and boutique approach. Our highly respected professionals have created opportunities for sustainable growth and balanced development for our clients. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences.

Visit www.hemmera.com.

Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Mediacorp Canada Inc. manages the well-known Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and the Eluta.ca job search engine. BC’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Entering it’s 13th year, this special regional category recognizes the British Columbia employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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For more information contact:
Rhoni Whyard
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Hemmera, an Ausenco Company
T: 604-408-4019
C: 604-865-1612
rwhyard@hemmera.com

Hemmera Celebrates Two Award Wins for Environmental Innovation

Hemmera Celebrates Two Award Wins for Environmental Innovation

Burnaby, BC – October 25, 2017 – Hemmera Envirochem Inc. (Hemmera) is thrilled to share our excitement as the recipient of two high-profile awards: the Business Council of British Columbia’s (BCIC’s) Ignite Award and the Environmental Services Association of Alberta’s (ESAA’s) Environmental Innovation Award. Both awards highlighted innovative use of environmental DNA (eDNA), an environmental sampling method that relies on the detection of genetic materials in aquatic ecosystems through laboratory analysis of water samples.

  • BCIC Ignite Award: Hemmera, along with Maxxam Analytics, has been supporting University of Victoria’s Dr. Caren Helbing on redefining traditional environmental monitoring methods using eDNA. Our collaborative team was awarded $185,000 for this research project, which was celebrated at the annual BC Ignite Award ceremony. View a short video profile here.
  • ESAA Environmental Innovation Award: At the Remediation Technologies Symposium (RemTech), Hemmera was announced as the recipient of this year’s Environmental Innovation Award. Our work on eDNA, coupled with innovative developments for field and lab methods, has changed the way we understand the presence, absence, and distribution of species in aquatic habitats. View a short video profile here.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our innovation,” says Paul Hemsley, Hemmera’s President and founder. “As a national environmental consulting firm, we have always taken our role as environmental stewards very seriously. It is an honour to be recognized as thought leaders in environmental monitoring, and I am thankful to our employees across Canada for continuing to push the boundaries of environmental science and technology.”

eDNA is genetic material that is passively left behind by an organism as its feces, urine, mucus, or skin cells and are deposited in a moving or stillwater ecosystem when the species uses a waterbody. With eDNA the species under study does not need to be present at the time of sampling; a water sample collected within two to three weeks of species presence is enough to confirm the presence of a species’ DNA in in the waterbody. This low-cost, non-invasive data collection and analysis method is providing new and highly valuable information on the distribution of vulnerable species in wetland habitats throughout western Canada.

“This new technology is already beginning to change the way scientists and researchers inventory aquatic species,” explains Jared Hobbs, Technical Expert and Senior Ecologist at Hemmera. “We have been using eDNA sampling techniques since 2014, and the results so far have challenged prevailing knowledge and assumptions about species distribution, especially threatened or hard-to-detect species.” Hobbs has played an instrumental role in advancing the science behind eDNA, which contributed to both the BC Ignite and ESAA Environmental Innovation Award wins.

About Hemmera

Hemmera is a team of highly respected, multi-disciplinary professionals with recognized expertise in environmental sciences, social sciences, and engineering. With a reputation for integrity and technical excellence, Hemmera offers progressive environmental services in Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Planning and Ecology, and Community Engagement and Social Sciences. With primary office locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Whitehorse, and Toronto, Hemmera has established a strong project presence across Canada. Visit www.hemmera.com to learn more.

BC Innovation Council

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC Ignite provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe. The 2017 program awarded a total of $735,000 to the top four BC research projects in natural resources and applied sciences.

ESAA

The Environmental Services Association of Alberta is a not-for profit, event-funded, and membership driven association dedicated to supporting a strong environmental services industry. The ESAA Environmental Innovation Award recognizes an individual or companies’ innovative efforts designed and executed to support and contribute to the environmental industry.

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For more information contact:
Rhoni Whyard
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Hemmera
T: 604.408.4019
C: 604.865.1612
rwhyard@hemmera.com