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BC Biomedical Laboratories named one of the 30 Greenest Employers in Canada

Company marks the third consecutive year on the Green 30 List Press Release – Surrey, BC, May 1, 2012:For the third consecutive year, BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. has been named as one of The Green 30, a list compiled by international human resource consultants Aon Hewitt and published in Maclean’s magazine. The Green 30 list identifies organizations whose employees believe they have incorporated environmental stewardship into their business model and corporate culture. The list recognizes organizations where the employer and employees are engaged in efforts to mitigate environmental damage, reduce pollution, cut down on waste, promote green behaviours and foster sustainable, healthy growth.

In previous years, BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd.’s green efforts have largely been employee-driven, This distinction is a wonderful reflection of the hard work that its employees have put into questioning the old ways of doing things, learning about the changes that are possible, and implementing green initiatives right in their own areas.

This year, the BC Biomedical Green team worked with Urban Impact to bring compost pickup into the head office, and also found recycling solutions for high volume items, like needle caps, which once weren’t considered recyclable.

About BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd.:

For over 50 years, our medical diagnostic services have been an integral part of the BC health care system. Our community laboratory helps to diagnose, manage and cure illness by providing laboratory services to about two million patients annually.

BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. is the largest physician-owned (Dr. C.J. Coady Associates) and operated laboratory in British Columbia. BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd.’s 750 employees are located in 45 patient service centres throughout the Lower Mainland of BC, and at the main laboratory, located in Surrey. For more information, please visit

For Release 9a.m. PST May 1, 2012