Vancouver-based green construction company Nexii Building Solutions announced this week the completion of Radicle’s Climate Smart Certification program.
Radicle, owned by BMO, runs a greenhouse gas emissions reductions program that recognizes companies “taking steps toward a low-carbon economy while future-proofing their businesses.”
The Climate Smart program provides a combination of training, tools, and technical assistance to enable companies to measure and reduce their GHG emissions, make informed decisions to invest in efficiencies, and communicate sustainability initiatives in a data-driven way.
“We design and implement environmental strategies to help you minimize costs, optimize value, and implement innovative emissions reduction plans—regardless of where you are in your sustainability journey,” the organization states online.
This approach equips companies with the tools to analyze, measure, and reduce emissions and develop the capacity to lead the emissions reduction charge internally, according to a statement from Radicle.
“By completing the Climate Smart program, companies are pioneering a new path towards Net Zero, making environmental stewardship and financial prosperity two sides of the same coin,” believes Saj Shapiro, Head of BMO Radicle.
The climate certification aligns with Nexii’s broader corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy, notes Zosia Brown, Vice Present of Sustainability for the company.
“We are proud to become a Climate Smart Certified business,” stated Brown.
This ESG roadmap includes achieving net-zero carbon across operations by 2030.
“Nexii’s commitment to sustainability is part of our company culture and drives all our goals, including getting to net zero,” Brown said.
For Nexii as a company, sustainability “is at the core of our mission to build a vibrant future for people and the planet.”
And that is really what is means to be climate smart, according to Shapiro.
“Climate Smart Certified businesses are among global industry leaders who have taken steps toward creating sustainable initiatives for their company’s long-term success, and showing they have a plan in place to make a positive impact for the environment for generations to come,” affirmed Radicle’s head.
Although dealing with some current controversy, Nexii remains in growth mode, using proprietary materials to complete regional projects.