Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an organization based on the triple ‘P’ bottom line of people, profit with purpose and planet.
We are in the business of helping people through our mission services, while caring for our planet by reducing our environmental footprint, and generating revenue from our sustainable efforts that help support our mission.
Goodwill’s Sustainability Action Plan will provide the foundation for all future environmental and social initiatives and programs.
“Goodwill Industries of Alberta strives to be a model organization that integrates sustainability practices and a culture of shared responsibility into all areas of operations and services”
All retail stores and donation centres opened since 2016 are equipped with LED, DLC approved lights.
The Edmonton Impact Centre has been equipped with motion sensor lights in its warehouse area with the goal of reducing its electrical consumption. As part of the Goodwill Industries of Alberta Sustainability Action Plan, all new buildings and renovations will have to comply with energy environmental standards.
We work closely with the communities where we operate for a positive impact. We are always looking to forge new partnerships to address environmental and social issues
The Edmonton Impact Centre is an innovative concept that brings different community partners together to forge synergies with the goal of supporting Albertans with disabilities, and to address some of the most concerning environmental issues that our communities are currently facing, such as the excess of items in good conditions being dispose of at the landfill.
Great examples of these partnerships with Goodwill includes: College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, the University of Alberta and ATB Financial.
The partnership between College Hunks and Goodwill consists in the donation of furniture, electronics, metals, among other items to Goodwill. These donated goods are given a second life at the retail stores, and outlet store or finally through the Goodwill Reuse and Recycling Program.
The partnership with the University of Alberta consists in the donation of clothing and household items to Goodwill from students that need to leave the residences for the summer. Most of these items will be donated immediately; however some will be stored, merchandised, and sold to incoming residents in August. This synergy allows the diversion of many items from the landfill while impacting in a positive way the lives of many Albertans with disabilities.
It’s a win-win for donors, Goodwill and the environment as we responsibly reuse, re-purpose and recycle, keeping items out of the waste stream entirely and supporting Goodwill’s job training and placement programs.
For more on the Goodwill Impact Centre please visit:
The Goodwill Edmonton Impact Centre is located at: 11415-168 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3S1