Sustainability for Co-op means minimizing environmental impacts, investing in local communities and operating in a financially responsible manner to ensure the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) will set the world standard in consumer co-operative excellence. This will be accomplished by seeking solutions that promote efficiency, innovation and collaboration – including strategy development guided by stakeholders – and can be used across Western Canada.
Co-op invites organizations to apply online between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2024.
For the seventh consecutive year, FCL has been recognized with a Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada.
We care about our communities and the environment we share. We are committed to using our resources wisely and making responsible decisions that consider the short-term and long-term effects on our environment. We do this by reducing energy used by our facilities and fleet, by working with our entire value chain to ensure products are responsibly sourced , reducing waste and improving water use in our operations.
We care about supporting initiatives that engage employees and give back to the communities where we live and work. FCL’s philanthropic focus includes employee-directed giving, strategic community partnerships and important programs in our communities. These initiatives include our Community Investment Fund, Co-op Community Spaces capital funding program, long-term partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, and more. FCL also advocates for the co-operative model through funding for research and development initiatives.
See FCL's community donation opportunities.
We care about the safe and sustainable management of current and former operational sites throughout the CRS. FCL continues to look for improved ways to address these issues and supports ground-breaking research to find sustainable ways to safely clean up historic fuel and fertilizer sites. Not only does FCL conduct its own research, it collaborates with government, industry and academia. In 2015, FCL helped fund an industrial research chair in this field and was a founding partner in the Sustainable In-Situ Remediation Co-operative Alliance (SIRCA), a group of researchers, universities and co-operatives working to advance research activities focusing on on-site remediation technologies.