AET Group Inc.
AET Group employees  

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why AET Group Inc. was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2021):

  • As an environmental consulting firm, AET encourages its employees to walk the talk with generous public transit subsidies (offers a 60 per cent reimbursement for transit costs), as well as generous subsidies for new bicycles (to $200) and the purchase of hybrid and electric cars (from $1,000 to $1,500)
  • AET encourages ongoing employee development through in-house and online training and generous tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions (to $2,500 annually) -- and helps to develop younger talent with paid internships and mentoring programs
AET employees enjoy a litterless lunch while taking part in the Sustainable Waterloo Region Carbon Cleanse  

Highlights

Industry Environmental consulting services
Established in Canada 1998
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, London ON, Saskatoon SK, Kitchener ON, Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 29
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Average age of employees in Canada 34.3 years
Longest serving employee 14 years
Benefits note AET Group Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why AET Group Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2021):

  • AET encourages its employees to make a big impact in their community with paid volunteer time off (up to 2 days annually), along with an unlimited matching charitable donations program
  • AET helps employees balance their day-to-day responsibilities through alternative work options, including flexible hours, compressed work weeks and working from home
AET employees at the company's team building event in February 2020  

Highlights

Industry Environmental consulting services
Established in Canada 1998
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, London ON, Saskatoon SK, Kitchener ON, Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 29
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Full-time employee growth in the past year 7.4 %
Average age of employees in Canada 34.3 years
Longest serving employee 14 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), long-service awards

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why AET Group Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • AET and its employees partner with a number of community environmental initiatives, including the City of Waterloo's Bike Month, The Carbon Cleanse (four-week challenge to address energy use, waste, commuting and water usage), and the 1% For The Trees (formerly Project Plant-a-Tree) initiative that works with other community initiatives and has planted over 4,480 trees since 2014
  • AET manages an in-house sustainable transportation program that features an online tracker of commuting habits, a formal telecommuting policy to encourage employees to work from home on a regular basis, subsidies for the purchase of alternative and fuel-efficient vehicles (up to $1,500), generous transit subsidies and up to $250 for the purchase of bicycles
  • In addition to its completely renovated and state-of-the-art century home head office, AET's outdoor space features a new naturalized front garden that features native plant species to eliminate the need for pesticides (and are watered from a rainwater collection barrel), permeable paving in the company's back parking lot to reduce runoff into storm sewers -- and a new 12kWh roof-mounted solar array with two EV charging stations, available to employees and the community on weekends and after working hours
A solar array on the roof of AET Group's main office  

Highlights

Industry Environmental consulting services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, London ON, Saskatoon SK, Kitchener ON, Cambridge ON
Full-time employees in Canada 29
Part-time employees in Canada 5
Employee green team Sustainability Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Senior Managing Director and CEO
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights recently achieved its Certified B Corporation status in recognition of its sustainable day-to-day business practices, numerous in-house initiatives (chemical inventory to identify and replace harmful substances, paper towel reduction program, paper reduction strategy, printing and water conservation policies)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations, living green wall, no-VOC paints and hemp oil finish on trim, doors, reclaimed pine floors, staircases and railings, LED lighting, heat recovery system, low-flow washroom fixtures, Interface carpeting (made from recycled materials), and motion-sensitive thermostat control for heating and cooling, LED lighting, naturalized garden (complete with native species), and much more
Extended recycling organics, ongoing tracking of waste and recycling
Commuter amenities in-house sustainable transportation program that features an online commute tracker to measure employees' commuting impacts, a formal telecommuting policy, generous transit subsidies (includes a 60% reimbursement for transit passes), subsidies for the purchase of low-emission and fuel-efficient vehicles (to $1,500) and bicycles (to $250), and ongoing green fleet upgrades, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Earth Day, Bullfrog Power (office is powered by 100% renewable electricity), Sustainable Waterloo Region Sustainability Initiative (pledging partner), Travel Wise, City of Waterloo Bike Month, The Carbon Cleanse (4 week-long challenges themed around energy use, waste, commuting and water usage), 1% For The Trees (formerly Project Plant-a-Tree) initiative works with other community initiatives, planting over 4,480 trees since 2014

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